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Ellensburg Police Arrest Man Who Admitted to Burglarizing Churches

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Ellensburg Police say a man has admitted to burglarizing several churches in the area.

Officers say five local churches have been burglarized in the last two weeks. Early Tuesday morning, police say they discovered a window had been removed at the First Presbyterian Church on East 3rd Avenue. 

When other officers arrived, they say they stopped a man coming out a back door. Police arrested him after he admitted to the crimes during an interview.

Detectives say they served three search warrants and recovered over $4,000 in stolen property including microphones, keyboards, equalizers, guitars and amplifiers.

Police say all of the items have been returned to the churches.

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