Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall DEA Drug Take Back 9/27/14

The Richland Police Department is participating in the fall DEA Drug Take-Back event scheduled for Saturday, September 27th from 10 AM to 2 PM.  The event is being held at the Richland Police station located at 871 George Washington Way, Richland, WA.  Prescription and over the counter medications are being accepted.  We will not accept any needles or related solutions of any kind. 

Officers and volunteers are not allowed to touch the medications so citizens are encouraged to remove the label, or mark out personal information prior to bringing them in.  RPD will have markers available for those who are unable to do so prior. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On 9/23/2014 at 11:21 Richland Police were dispatched to the parking lot of 800 Swift Blvd for a report of a subject displaying a firearm. 

Once on scene it was learned that there had been a dispute over poor parking.  It was reported that one of the individuals in the dispute armed himself with a firearm.  Just after arming himself with the firearm and making derogatory statements the subject left in a black pickup.

The identity of the subject that had armed himself was learned to be Jefferey A. Hack, a 55 year old Richland resident.  At 11:56 Jefferey A. Hack was located driving a vehicle at the intersection of Delafield and Fitch.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident for Unlawful Display of a Firearm.

Richland Police Case 14-19147

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Urgent- Missing 5 year old from Sacajewea Elementary

UPDATE:  We have found the child.  Thank you everyone for sharing this information!  We posted this live as it was happening.  Your help is appreciated beyond explanation.

Ref: 14-17307



We have a missing 5 year-old boy from Sacajawea Elementary.  Please be on the lookout for a Hispanic male named Antonio Aguilar. 


 Was dropped off at the school at 0800 hours and never arrived to class.  If you have information please contact dispatch at 628-0333 or Ofc. Kane at 509-942-7636.


Ofc. Richard Kane 

Community Services, CPTED Specialist

Crime Resistant Community Living/Neighborhood Watch

Richland Police Department

871 Geo WA Way

PO BOX 190, MS-17

Richland, WA 99354

P: 509-942-7636

F: 509-942-7517


Friday, August 8, 2014

Richland Police Standoff 8/8/14

On 8/8/14 Richland Police Units were dispatched to a report of a male subject waving a gun around and drinking alcoholic beverages at Haney Inn 2153 Stevens Drive. The anonymous reporting party believed that the male was angry about something and he was yelling as he was waving the gun around.  The male went into a room at the Inn.


Richland Units arrived at the scene and the subject was identified as Thomas Bulleck a 58 year of age male. Officers attempted to call Bulleck out of the residence but he hung up on officers. Officers at the scene discovered that Bulleck had two children in the residence believed to be approx. 9 and 10 years of age. SWAT officers and hostage negotiators were called to the scene.


Prior to the arrival of the SWAT team, Bulleck came out of the residence and peacefully surrendered to officers. Bulleck was detained and subsequently arrested for displaying a weapon apparently capable of causing bodily harm, reckless endangerment and for obstructing a law enforcement officer. Belleck was booked into the Benton County Jail.


A search warrant of Bulleck’s residence was completed and officers located a realistic looking BB gun and rifle that were believed to have been the weapons displayed.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Can you identify these auto theft suspects?

Can you help us identify these two auto theft suspect's?  We appreciate your help. You may remain anonymous.  Call Ofc. Kane at 509-942-7636, or if after hours you can contact dispatch at 509-628-0333 and an officer will contact you.  Please refer to 14-02.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Richland Electrical Bill Scam

Over the past several weeks there have been a number of phone calls made to citizens of the City of Richland informing customers that their electrical utility bill is overdue and that they must pay at least 1/2 of the balance immediately or have their service shut off.  The caller states that they will accept a Western Union transfer, a credit/debit card, or a pre-paid Green Dot card number.

No calls of this type are being made by the City of Richland.  If their is a delinquency on an account, an automated system will be used to make a notification via telephone but payment will not be demanded at the time of the call.

Citizens are warned that this is a scam and no interruption of their electrical service will occur if they are not delinquent on their utility bill.  Do not provide any credit/debit card information to a solicitor on the phone. 

If there is any doubt about the status of an individual utility bill you may check on line (link is on the City web site, by visiting the finance office at 505 Swift Blvd., or by calling 509-942-1104.

If you have suffered a monetary loss, please call 628-0333 to request an officer contact you to make a report. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

National Night Out and City Fair. Aug 5th from 5 PM to 8 PM

National Night Out and Richland City Fair

A fun family event, that combines two of Richland’s former events into one, will be held on Tuesday, August 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in John Dam Plaza.

     City Fair, an exhibition of city services that include big rigs, displays and demonstrations, and National Night Out, which focuses on crime prevention and safety, offer residents a bigger and better community event all rolled up in one.

     The event will include food vendors, live music with the Java Tones, information on all city services and more. You can find out about conservation, city events and activities, speak to a staff or council member, or sit in a police, fire or garbage truck. There will also be a dunk tank, raffle drawing for two children’s bicycles, and free ice cream while it lasts.

     The south parking lot at John Dam Park will be closed for the big rigs, but parking will be available at Richland City Hall or the Federal Building.