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No treasure digging allowed


A Spokane Valley man found that you can’t dig holes in a Grand Coulee park even though you are looking for buried treasure.

Steven Harder, 46, was found Thursday, along with his metal detector, and dressed as a treasure hunter, digging in the park alongside SR-174 just west of La Presa restaurant.

When police officer Joe Higgs got to the site, he found Harder with hand tools walking the park. He explained to Higgs that he was digging for buried treasure and always filled up the holes he dug.

Higgs told the man that he was digging in a city park and that any holes left would have to have a city employee come and fill in.

Harder said other cities allow people to dig. He was asked for his identification and then put away his treasure hunting equipment.

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