- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich (kuh-NEZ’-oh-vich) says two men charged in a string of 40 burglaries since July are responsible for about a quarter of the home break-ins this year in the county.

Investigators say the two 21-year-olds, Trever J. Burzic and Damian A. Zowal, broke into rural homes in the Green Bluff community and took guns and jewelry worth $100,000 to pay for an addiction to OxyContin.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1FaUJtZ) the two were arrested in September and are jailed facing charges of burglary, firearm theft, trafficking in stolen property and drug possession.

Knezovich says the case shows the need for the judicial system to take property crime more seriously.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com


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