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Burglar caught when owner hears music


Klickitat County Sheriff’s Department arrested James R. Phillips, 36, of White Salmon on a long list of charges after he was apprehended by Deputy Dwayne Matulavich at a cabin near Husum.

Matulavich was responding to a call of a burglary in progress. The owner discovered his cabin had been broken into and music was playing inside. While at the cabin, Phillips arrived on a motorcycle that turned out to belong to the cabin owner, who tackled Phillips prior to Matulavich’s arrival.

With Phillips in custody, Matulavich’s investigation revealed Phillips had been living in the cabin and appeared to be collecting items from it to steal, including canned food and a firearm. The motorcycle...

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