Grant County Sheriff's Office

SOAP LAKE – Two people were caught after allegedly burglarizing a home early Wednesday morning near Soap Lake.

A Grant County sheriff’s deputy was staking out a home in the 22000 block of state Route 17 after the residence had been burglarized the past two nights. At about 6 a.m., the deputy reportedly saw a car pull up, open a secured gate and drive up to the home, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy later stopped the car as it was leaving the home.

The alleged driver, Brenda Starcher, a 44-year-old Soap Lake woman, was taken into custody. The alleged passenger, Daniel Coreas, a 26-year-old Soap Lake man, reportedly fled from the car on foot.

Deputies, Ephrata police and sheriff’s K-9 Grizzly began searching the area.

“A passerby then told deputies that they saw a person answering Coreas’ description get into a car which headed north on SR 17 toward Coulee City,” sheriff’s office officials stated. “Deputies and Ephrata police caught up with the car near Moore Road Northeast and arrested Coreas who was a passenger in the car.”

Both suspects were booked into Grant County Jail for burglary in the second degree. 

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