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UPDATE: Kennewick and Richland Police Departments Work Together to Break Up Local Crime Ring

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UPDATE - Kennewick police have released the names of several people who were arrested Tuesday, March 3rd during search warrants completed by SWAT in Kennewick and Richland. 

Police say Seth Holbrook, 36, was booked for 2nd Degree Burglary, Vehicle Prowl, Possession Stolen Firearms, and Possession of Stolen Property.

Aaron Garrett, 28, booked for Possession of Stolen Vehicle (X2), Possession of Stolen Firearm, Violation of Uniform Controlled Substance Act, and Unlawful Possession of Firearm. 

Corey Mansfield,31, booked for 2nd Degree Burglary, Vehicle Prowl, and Possession of Stolen Firearm.  

The search warrants recovered three stolen cars, multiple stolen firearms, and other stolen property.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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KENNEWICK, WA. -- Officers from several local police departments teamed up Tuesday morning to track down suspects in a local crime ring. Kennewick Police tell us there were at least three separate operations at two different locations in Kennewick and Richland. Kennewick Police worked closely with Richland Police and the SWAT team to issue several search warrants for people that police believe are responsible for recent burglaries and car thefts in the area. 

Armored vehicles, assault rifles and the SWAT unit, all apart of a dangerous operation carried out in Kennewick and Richland. Sergeant Ken Lattin with the Kennewick Police Department addressed the large show of force. 

"One of the burglaries, recent burglaries, involved a large number of firearms," Sgt. Lattin said. "And they believe that those firearms had been transported and distributed, possibly hidden at these locations. That's what prompts the SWAT team activation. It becomes a high risk search warrant at that point."

The bust Tuesday was in connection with several recent car thefts and residential burglaries. The SWAT team went around to at least three different locations Tuesday morning, first demanding that the suspect come out with their hands up. Then they entered each home to search for evidence. Sergeant Lattin says all 3 operations happened without incident. 

"Fortunately all three warrants went very smoothly, the people came out, gave themselves up," Sgt. Lattin said. 

Kennewick Police tell us this group of suspects have been committing crimes for several months. But no matter how long it takes, they always try to solve every case they take on. 

"So know this, if people are out there committing crimes, sometimes it takes a while," Sgt. Lattin said. "You may have been a victim of a burglary and you feel like nothing is happening, things are. We're constantly trying to take that information that's coming in and look for suspects and build cases. So sometimes it takes a while but we never give up on these cases."

Two of those search warrants were carried out at the Santiago Sunset Estates on North Steptoe Street and another on Dakota Avenue. Sergeant Lattin wouldn't tell us how many burglaries and car thefts these suspects are connected with or how many people were arrested, saying this is an on-going investigation. 
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