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A Stolen Item Recovered on Craigslist Leads Kennewick Police to an Arrest

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-   Kennewick police officers hold a sting operation to recover stolen property and put a suspect behind bars.

Officers say someone broke into a car near Clearwater Avenue and Highway 395 overnight Monday and stole a trumpet case worth thousands of dollars.

The owner of the case later spotted the stolen trumpet for sale on Craigslist. 

Detectives pretended to be buyers and set up a meeting with the suspect. 
   
They arrested 21-year-old Alex Tanner and a 17-year-old female.

Tanner was booked into the Benton County Jail for trafficking stolen property.

The teen was released pending charges.

 

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