Vancouver police looking for owners of stolen jewelry

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: April 16, 2013, 7:28 PM

 
photoVancouver police are looking for the owners of this jewelry. The jewelry, found through a suspected burglar's pawn records, was recovered by the Vancouver Police East Neighborhood Response Team during an investigation into a series of residential robberies.
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Are you missing any jewelry? The Vancouver Police Department wants to return jewelry that’s believed to be stolen back to its rightful owners.

On March 22, a detective from the department’s East Neighborhood Response Team was assigned to work on a series of residential burglary cases. During the investigation, Kalev Merilo, 23, of Vancouver was identified as the suspect and was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail, according to a news release from the Vancouver Police Department.

Several items from the burglaries were recovered and returned to the burglary victims.

As part of the investigation, the detective pulled a pawn record for Merilo and found pieces of jewelry he pawned and that are believed to be stolen. Vancouver police haven’t been able to connect these jewelry items to specific burglaries to return the items to the owners.

The rightful owners of the jewelry are asked to contact Detective Adam Ruth at 360-487-7541.