Wash. burglar who broke in with 3 kids home caught by tracking device
Nine-time felon tied to string of burglaries; kids were hiding in house
By Meghan M. Cuniff
VALLEYFORD, Wash. — A 50-year-old ex-con accused of burglarizing a south Spokane County home while three children hid was arrested in part because detectives installed an electronic location tracker on his vehicle.
The burglary April 4 at the home in Valleyford prompted Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, flanked by victim homeowner and mother Melissa Bambock, to announce a new initiative with prosecutors and Spokane police to try to combat property crime, despite dwindling resources.