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Kennewick Police make Arrest in Produce Scale Burglary

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KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police have arrested 43-year-old Rusty Lee Bottoms for trafficking stolen property and burglary thanks to a call from a local news viewer. 

A potato scale worth $5,000 was stolen from Baker Produce in Kennewick last Sunday.

Police said someone called them on Thursday after watching local news coverage saying they had just bought a scale from bottoms for $300.

Friday officers spotted bottoms at Sage 'n' Sun Motel in Pasco as he was getting out of a truck that match the one on the surveillance video when the scale was stolen.

Bottoms was booked into the Benton County Jail.

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