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Bowling alley burgled


Coulee Dam police are investigating a break-in at the Riverview Bowling Alley that occurred Sept. 15.

Owner Pat Zlateff told police that he had arrived to do some work and found a number of items lined up at the back door. The burglar had gone through the business area and taken small change from vending machines and then stacked up items to take when exiting the building.

Zlateff said a Craftsman three-drawer tool box was missing.

Officers found cigarette butts scattered throughout the building, suggesting the intruder had been in the place for considerable time.

Zlateff said that he had locked the back door the last time he had been in the building, but this time found the back door unlocked.

Police reports stated that entry had been gained through the front door.

The bowling alley has been closed for several weeks, and Zlateff and his wife Sara have been spending a lot of time cleaning the place so that new tenants can be sought.

Two men from western Washington had attended the town council meeting earlier and indicated interest in the bowling alley, but town officials said there haven’t been any meetings set up with the pair to discuss any lease arrangements.

Meanwhile, the Zlateffs stated, there is still a lot of cleanup remaining. The town council had okayed up to six months without rent in order for the owners to get the place ready for occupancy if they can find anyone interested in a bowling alley.

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