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By Andrew Christiansen

Cell phone thief runs con, is arrested


Matt Levasseur, 32, of Goldendale was arrested for trafficking stolen property and for an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant. The case transpired over more than a month, stemming from a cell phone that was stolen from the Goldendale Library on April 13.

The victim’s girlfriend said she met a man named Matt in early May and told him about the stolen phone. According to the report, the man offered to find the phone for her. Sometime later, the man called the victim and told him he had recovered the phone and that the people who had it wanted $80 for it. Over the next two weeks, the victim and the man named Matt were in contact with each other a number of times and eventually ag...

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