KENNEWICK, WA - Police arrest a 25-year-old man after he tried to steal a cell phone from some juveniles in Kennewick.
The victims told officers David Meraz had a gun and a large knife when he tried to take the phone but was not able to around 8:00 Tuesday night. A Benton County deputy and a Kennewick officer located Meraz at 5th Avenue and Date Street a short time after the juveniles reported the incident.
Meraz did have a large knife, a device that appeared to barrel of a gun, and narcotics on him. Police arrested him for robbery and possession of methamphetamine and booked him into the Benton County Jail.