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Woman accused of stealing disabled child’s leg braces, backpack

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POCATELLO — A woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a disabled child’s leg braces and backpack.

Sky Lynn Larsen, 19, of Pocatello, is facing a felony burglary charge for allegedly taking the items from the garage of the home where the child resides on North Harrison Avenue.

Pocatello police received a report Friday morning that the garage had been burglarized.

Police said via a press release: “The reporting party said that her daughter’s backpack and custom leg braces had been removed from the back of her wheelchair. Another backpack and some other small items were also missing.”

On Friday afternoon a witness contacted police and said that Larsen was seen carrying one of the stolen backpacks in the 1400 block of North Main Street. Police detectives responded to North Main Street and located Larsen, who led them to the location of the stolen items.

Police said Larsen admitted that she committed the crime and was cooperative with investigators.

If convicted of felony burglary, Larsen faces one to 10 years in prison. She’s currently being held at Bannock County jail.

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