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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-09-2015, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Family's Hunting Cabin is Stolen

A Washington state family is very confused after their hunting cabin was stolen.

Their cabin used to be in the woods in the eastern part of the state, but when they went to visit their cabin this past weekend, they were surprised to find it was no longer there.

The cabin had sat on the property for the last 4 years. The only things left were the concrete blocks it sat on.

Sometime over the last 2 weeks, thieves had made it onto their property and made off with their 10-foot-by-20-foot cabin and everything inside.

Owner of the cabin, Chris Hempel, said they've never had any issues on their 20-acre lot near Loon Lake.

The family is out about 7,000 dollars after the theft in a place they once thought was safe.

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Re: Family's Hunting Cabin in Stolen

Guess it is not enough to just keep the doors locked.

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Apparently not.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-09-2015, 06:59 PM
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Re: Family's Hunting Cabin in Stolen

Takes guts to do something like that. Either the thieves were risky/stupid or patterned the owners.
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Gosh breakin and similar situations are always frustrating. I have contemplated and looked at Wifi cameras for camp. Anyone done the 7/24/365 camera thing?

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Re: Family's Hunting Cabin in Stolen

People continue to amaze me. What a shame.

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Forest county got to love it!
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Been found 10 miles away, already set up again.

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Deputies find family’s stolen cabin 10 miles away; suspect sought
Rachel Alexander The Spokesman-Review

The small cabin hoisted off its foundation and stolen from a remote parcel near Springdale has been found.

Stevens County sheriff’s deputies located the cabin Thursday morning after receiving a phone tip following a social media blitz that included emotional appeals for help from the family that owned it.

Deputies found the cabin on private property a few miles northeast of Springdale, about 10 miles from the original location, Sheriff Kendle Allen said.

“It’s in a very remote, narrow road down in a ravine, so it’s going to be very difficult getting it out of there,” said Chris Hempel, who owns the cabin and the property it sits on with her husband, Moose. The thief seems to have taken the cabin to live in, Hempel said, because detectives found personal belongings inside.

“He had it tucked back up in the woods on stilts and a deck built around it,” she said.

The family reported the cabin stolen Tuesday after finding it had been hauled off of their property. They live north of Nine Mile Falls and used their cabin as a weekend getaway to relax in the woods and hunt, Hempel said.

They don’t know exactly when it was stolen, but were last at the property on March 21. Hempel said the cabin was built by a Clayton company and delivered by trailer, and she suspected thieves had hauled it out the same way.

Getting it back home will be a challenge, since it was found in such a remote area. Hempel said the cabin also had some structural damage, and the thief appears to have dismantled several bunk beds inside to build the deck.

While a cabin theft sounds unusual, Allen said he has seen several other thefts of similarly sized sheds.

“It’s a 10-by-20 pre-built shed that they’ve made into a cabin,” he said.

Deputies served a search warrant at the recovered cabin on Thursday. They have a suspect in the theft, but have not made any arrests, Allen said Thursday morning.

Hempel said when she visited the property Thursday afternoon, detectives said they were looking for a male suspect who they believe had been living in the house.

“I don’t think he could have done that job by himself just looking at where it was and how it was set up,” she said.

After learning the cabin was found, Hempel posted in a Facebook group called To Catch a Thief – Spokane, where she first shared news of the theft.

“Thank you for all the support and helping to get the word out for us,” she wrote. “We are so grateful to live in a community that helps each other out.”

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Time to through bolt that sucker to a poured footing...

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Re: Family's Hunting Cabin in Stolen

Someone has way to much time on there hands
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