Pasco police post pictures of stolen car keys on Facebook in hop - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Pasco police post pictures of stolen car keys on Facebook in hopes of finding owners

Posted: Updated:
He cannot be charged yet with anything new in this case, until police can match the stolen keys to reported stolen car owners. He cannot be charged yet with anything new in this case, until police can match the stolen keys to reported stolen car owners.

PASCO, WA- An interesting find by Pasco police is catching the attention of some people still searching for answers regarding their stolen cars. Officers found dozens of used car keys during a search warrant that started as a drug investigation.

Sergeant Brad Gregory with Pasco police told NBC Right Now they obtained a search warrant for a home on the 800 Block of West Henry Street after someone nearby complained about a potentially large amount of drugs and a wanted person. Officers found some meth,  but found even more stolen car keys than anything else. 30 to 40 keys with yellow dealer tags still attached were found inside a bag commonly used for drugs.

Sergeant Gregory said he has never seen this many keys in one spot, but says finding stolen stuff with drugs is not unusual, "Drugs and stolen property go together. People that are stealing things are stealing so they can get money or get drugs. That is just very common."

Officers posted pictures of the keys on Facebook, hoping someone will recognize them. The man sitting behind bars in all of this, was arrested on previous warrants although police tell us he has been involved in having stolen cars in the past.

He cannot be charged yet with anything new in this case, until police can match the stolen keys to reported stolen car owners.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • California wildfires: how you can help

    California wildfires: how you can help

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:40 PM EST2018-11-13 01:40:42 GMT

    Three wildfires in California have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed thousands of homes. 

    More >>

    Three wildfires in California have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed thousands of homes. 

    More >>
  • Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations in the Tri-Cities

    Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations in the Tri-Cities

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-11-13 01:10:20 GMT

    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Kennewick families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. 

    More >>

    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Kennewick families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. 

    More >>
  • Free haircuts for vets on Veterans Day

    Free haircuts for vets on Veterans Day

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:59 PM EST2018-11-12 18:59:51 GMT

    This past Sunday was Veterans Day - a day to honor our veterans... and several local businesses offered specials for those who have served our country.

    More >>

    This past Sunday was Veterans Day - a day to honor our veterans... and several local businesses offered specials for those who have served our country.

    More >>