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Kennewick Police Department: Daily Briefing: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Fraud/1000 blk W 15th Pl- 70 year old female was contacted by phone advising that she
had won the Publishers Clearing House contest. Through the process of several more
phone calls, she sent a total of $91,300.00 through Green Dot money cards and wire
transfers. Her family found out she was buying the money cards and intervened. She
had already sent most of her life savings. Suspect's location and identity are not known.
Case forwarded to Detectives.
Fail to Supervise/1400 blk W 4th Ave- Officers responded to report of two year old
female in the street. An area resident had collected the child and kept custody until
Officers arrived. The child is the daughter of a male who lives in the 1400 blk W 4th. He
was contacted and advised he had been asleep when his daughter left the apartment.
He has been arrested twice previously for failure to supervise. This makes a third as he
was cited for failure to supervise.
Burglary & Auto Theft/400 BLK W Columbia Dr- Employee arrived this morning to find
the gated compound had been forced open. It appears that the gate had been busted
open using a vehicle. A white 1994 Ford Econoline camper van (OR Plate# 226FXT) was
missing from the lot. This van was recently impounded by BCSO on a suspended tow.
This vehicle is registered out of Oregon and was impounded from a driver that was not
the registered owner. Both the registered owner and driver have no contact info. We
suspect the driver that the van was impounded from took the van. After consulting with
the Prosecutor, van entered as a stolen vehicle.
DUI/Clearwater & Taft- Officer Sullivan arrested a 19 year old male for DUI. He was on
his lunch break from work, smoking marijuana. He advised the marijuana smell was his
cologne. Investigation showed that he was under the influence and affected by his
marijuana consumption. Blood draw conducted via search warrant and he was booked
for DUI.
Warrant Arrest/2900 bk W Kennewick Ave- Officers contacted a male who was inside
of the business. Employees called requesting that the male be removed from the
property. He had a local felony warrant and was booked on his warrant.
Assault DV/7800 blk W Deschutes Ave- Officers responded to this residence for an
assault that had just occurred. Complainant reported that he and his roommate had
been talking about how they were going to pay the rent. The suspect stated he was 
moving out and leaving the complainant to deal with the rent problems. When
complainant asked if the suspect was backing out of their agreement, he punched the
complainant in the jaw and dragged him down the hall in a headlock. Suspect was
interviewed and stated nothing had occurred. He was arrested and booked for assault
4th DV. A no contact order was issued.

Trespass/5200 blk W Clearwater Ave- Officer Todd responded to the complex for a
suspicious persons call. Male was located and told to leave the complex as he did not
live there nor was he visiting anyone. He stated he understood and left the complex. A
couple hours later Officer Todd received another call stating the male was back. He was
located and arrested for criminal trespass.
Warrant Arrest/2700 blk S Olympia St-The homeowner called to report a male was
parked in his driveway and appeared to be unresponsive. Officers contacted the male
and found he had an outstanding felony warrant. He was arrested and booked.
Hit & Run DUI/27th Ave & Olympia St- Officers responded to the area of 27th Ave and
Olympia St for a hit and run collision that had just occurred. Complainant reported that
he was driving south on Olympia St when he attempted to make a right turn into the
parking lot. His vehicle was struck from the rear by the vehicle directly behind him.
After the collision, the suspect vehicle drove through the parking lot and was last seen
driving south on Olympia St at high speed with the hood up. Officers searched the area
but did not locate the suspect vehicle. At 0005 hours officers were in the area of 27th
Ave and Olympia St on an unrelated call. During this time they observed the suspect
vehicle driving north on Olympia St again with the hood up and the engine smoking.
The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified. He was arrested and booked
into the Benton County Jail on DUI and hit and run. BAC .151.
Warrant Service/1000 blk W 5th Ave- Officer Kuehny responded to this apartment for a
disturbance in progress. The reporting party called in to report that his wife and step
daughter both had warrants and he wanted them arrested. Officers arrested the
daughter on a juvenile warrant and wife on 3 felony warrants.
Stolen Vehicle Recovery/1500 blk W Kennewick Ave- CAT detectives located a stolen
vehicle traveling westbound on Kennewick Ave. The white Ford Focus (WA# 524-WKP)
was reported stolen out of Benton County in late September. Detectives conducted a
felony stop and detained 4 people. The driver claimed she didn't know the vehicle was
stolen, and obtained the vehicle from another person. Detectives looked into the
circumstances surrounding this stolen vehicle and it appears this car is a pass around in
the methamphetamine user world, and is driven by lots of different people. The driver
was booked into Benton County Jail for DWLS, and the possession of stolen property
charge will be reviewed by the prosecutor. Detectives arrested two of the passengers. A  6
male was arrested Possession of Controlled Substance- Meth and a second male was
booked into jail for a DOC Warrant and False Reporting. The fourth passenger was
If you have information pertaining to any of the crimes reported in the
Briefing, contact Kennewick Police at (509) 582-1351 or Tri Cities Crime
Stoppers at (509) 586-8477/ (800) 222-TIPS or
Kennewick Police Crime Prevention prepares the Kennewick Police
For more information contact Kennewick Police Crime Prevention at
(509) 582-1351.

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