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Aug 21, 2014 8:46 PM by Lupita Murillo

Burglary victims view stolen property

TUCSON - Burglary victims had a chance to look over some stolen items that were seized from the home of suspected burglars Sonny Conrad and Shannon Spooner on Tuesday night.

On the table, binoculars, iPads, computers, jewelry, and a microwave oven.

Detective Dave Tarnow is the case detective and asked all six victims to look at the property and let him know if it was theirs so he could mark it.

Some of these victims were burglarized last month, others this past week. That's when deputies arrested the couple. But to the deputies surprise, the couple had their toddler and 15-year-old son in tow. The 15-year-old has also been charged with burglary.

Erlinda Cano immediately recognized some beads that belonged to her mother. She said she treasured them because missionaries had given them to her 60 years ago.

She also located her late husband's wallet with his driver's license. However, she didn't find his love letters or the ladies gold Rolex watch her husband bought in 1957 in Okinawa.

Holly Gorelik yelled for joy when she spotted her husband's iPad. She told News 4 Tucson, "You know stuff can be replaced but what they took away from us was a sense of safety and security."

Something good has come from these burglaries, Horlik said they are starting a Neighborhood Watch program with the help of the sheriff's department.

Courtney Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department said, "Help us help you, that's the biggest thing we want to be taken away from this whole ordeal is that with more help from the community and more community involvement we have a better chance of catching these repeat offenders."

The sheriff's department offers programs where deputies and volunteers go out to homes and tells residents how to better secure their home and valuables.

So far, the couple has been linked to six burglaries in the county and there may be more.

Sonny Conrad is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Shannon Spooner has been arrested twice on burglary charges and both times has been released to pre trial services. Both also face child abuse charges.

For more information regarding the items found, visit http://www.pimasheriff.org/department-services/

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