Richland Nightclub Problems
RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland Police said they are tired of having to respond to the same nightclub about guns, drugs and violence.
Police said they have added extra enforcement to try and stop the problems.
Police said they get a lot of calls about problems stemming from Club Paradise located right off Columbia Center Boulevard in Richland.
Police said they get calls about weapons, fighting, and drugs. Police said they are frustrated and tired of being tied up with calls from the same place.
Richland Sergeant Kevin Berger said, "Every weekend we respond down here with multiple officers and multiple agencies trying to stop this problem."
Saturday night police responded to a fight at the club. The man and his girlfriend were told to leave because he had been fighting with other men in the club.
A few minutes later police responded to another call about a stabbing involving the same man.
The 23-year-old was transported to the hospital after he suffered a wound to his chest.
Police said he told them he was attacked by four men but girlfriend told police he stabbed himself because she was dancing with other men at the club.
Berger said, "This is a typical example of what we get called to every weekend."
Police report that the man was not charged with a crime and was taken to Kadlec Medical Center.
Police then responded to a call about a driver speeding out of the parking lot of the club.
Police said a 24-year-old was arrested for going 40 or 50 miles per hour out of the parking lot and was driving under the influence.
Police also said they found marijuana in his car.
Richland Officer Allen Jenkins said, "We respond to calls down here every Saturday night. No matter what we do, no matter how much we emphasis it, seems like it just continues. We could be sitting right out front and they'll fight right in front of us."
The nightclub owners have reportedly told police they feel like their customers are being picked on but police said there are just too many problems that they have to constantly deal with.