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Foot Chase

Posted on 11th June 2013 at 15:33

Longview Police say that they recovered more than $1,100 in merchandise that had been shoplifted from Home Depot, as they chased down a couple of wanted subjects yesterday morning. The foot chase started around 9:25 am, in the 200 block of 18th Avenue. The chase went to the 200 block of 17th, where Rick Charles Mueller, 22, and Andrew Hilton Smith, 32, were arrested. Mueller was booked for obstructing an officer, second-degree possession of stolen property and a contempt of court warrant out of Wahkiakum County. Smith is being held for alleged drug possession, along with a no-bail Department of Corrections warrant. During the investigation, police claim to have found the stolen items from Home Depot, a theft that hadn’t yet been reported. Mueller and Smith are now being held in the Cowlitz County Jail. The investigation continues, and other arrests are possible.