Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Level 2 Sex Offender Notification

Torres, Christopher J
Torres, Christopher J
DOB:  1989
Hispanic Male, 5'11". 200 lbs., black hair, brown eyes
Address:  200 block of Adams St., Richland

Conviction:  3rd Degree Child Molestation, 10-9-13, Benton County

Torres was 24 years of age during his offense.  Torres sexually offended against a 13 and a 14 year old female after providing them with alcoholic beverages.  Torres is on Department of Corrections supervision for 36 months.  Torres is a “Covered Offender” meaning he is trespassed from all parks, schools and their ground and libraries in Benton and Franklin County.

·       The treatment of sexual offenders does not guarantee they will or will not commit another offense. 
·       This information is provided in accordance with RCW 4.24.550.  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has
       no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live.  Unless court ordered restrictions exist, the
       offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.
·       Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could end our ability to do community notifications.
·       The Sexual Assault Response Center is available 24 hours a day to provide advocacy, information, referrals, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence.  Please give them a call for support or information pertaining to sexual assault at 374-5391.
For additional information and safety tips regarding registered sex offenders in your area log into the Benton County Web site at www.co.benton.wa.us or contact Richland Police Department Detective Athena Clark at 509-942-7354 or email aclark@ci.richland.wa.us.
Media contacts may call Cpt. Mike Cobb at 942-7362 for additional information.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Do you have the values we are looking for? Richland PD recruitment video.

     The Richland Police Department is now accepting applications for both entry level and lateral police officers.  We are looking for people who have the same values as us; Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence and are willing to demonstrate our products of Safety and Service everyday.  See the links below for more information about our department.  The first link is to our website that discusses how to apply to Richland PD.  The other is a 8 minute video that tells you more about us.



     The Richland Police Department believes in interacting with the community.  You can find us at the following social media sites.

Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richland-WA-Police-Department/180337632018660

Twitter: @RichlandPolice

Friday, December 12, 2014

Badging Ceremony Date

The date for the RPD badging ceremony was incorrectly posted as December 12.  The ceremony was held on December 8.  I wish to extend apologies for any inconvenience this mistake has caused.

Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362

Monday, December 8, 2014

Badging Ceremony

The Richland Police Department is proud to host a badging ceremony December 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM in the RPD training room.  5 individuals will be recognized for being promoted into new positions, completing the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, or being newly hired by the department.

The ceremony is open to family, friends, the community and the media is encouraged to attend.

Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, for additional information.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

South Richland malicious mischief crimes solved


Offenders: 5 juvenile Richland residents were identified through investigation.

Crime: Mal Mis 1st degree


On 11/29/14, RPD Officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the South Richland area.  After completing an thorough investigation, officers identified the five juvenile offenders who committed over fifty malicious mischief crimes including arson, smearing of feces on residences, and striking mailboxes and street lights with baseball bats.  Damage is in excess of $7500.

Victim locations were in the South Richland area including parts of Kennewick and Benton County.

These were not the same juveniles RPD arrested a few weeks ago for a malicious mischief crime spree.

Posted by Sgt. Darryl Judge

For additional information, please contact Capt. Mike Cobb.

RPD arrests sexual assault suspect


Arrested: Naji, Salam  44 year old Richland resident

Crime: 2 counts of indecent liberties


On 11/29/14, between 1715 and 1735 hours, Salam Naji allegedly entered two North Richland businesses located in the 1800 block of George Washington Way and groped women.  One of the women was holding an infant at the time of the assault.  Video of the incident was captured.  Officers investigated the case throughout the night and this morning they were able to identify the offender as Naji.  Naji had been arrested in October for a similar offense. 

Naji was arrested at his residence in Richland this morning.  Evidence from the crime was located at his residence.

Naji was booked into the Benton County Jail.

Posted by Sgt. Darryl Judge.

For additional information, please contact Capt. Mike Cobb (509) 942-7362.

RPD arrests robbery suspect


Arrested: Amundson, James F. 60 year old Richland resident

Crime: Robbery 2nd


On 11/29/14, at about 1724 hours, RPD was called to 201 Wellsian Way, Goodwill, for a report of a strong armed robbery.  Witnessed reported observing James Amundson steal items from the store and when confronted by store employees Amundson assaulted one of the employees by punching and kicking the employee.  Amundson turned over a table in his attempt to flee.

A couple of minutes later, RPD officers located a male matching the description provided by witnesses.  Amundson was found with items stolen from the store on him.

Amundson was booked into the Benton County Jail for robbery in the 2nd degree.

Posted by Sgt. Darryl Judge.

For additional information please contact Cpt. Mike Cobb (509) 942-7362.