Monday, April 6, 2015

Luring Incident Reported

Suspect:  White male, mid-40's, wears glasses
Vehicle:  Tan or brown four door compact car

Synopsis:

On April 4, 2015, at approximately 10:15 PM two teen age males were skateboarding in the area of Westcliffe Blvd and Brantingham Rd.  They said that a male subject pulled out of a residential street, drove up behind them and began talking to them.  He attempted several times to get the two boys to enter his vehicle and they described him as being very pushy. 

The two jumped onto their skateboards fled the area and contacted 911.  Responding officers could not find a vehicle or subject matching the description.  Extra patrols will be provided to the area.

Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb for additional information at 509-942-7362.

Assault with Firearm in Richland Restaurant

Arrested:  Duncan, Scott R., 43 year of age male, Cheney, WA address
Charge:  Assault 2nd Degree

Suspect:  Laws, Morgan M, 34 year of age female, Pasco address
Charges to be reviewed by prosecutor

Synopsis:

On April 4, 2014, at approximately 8:10 PM several people were watching basketball at Kimo's Restraurant, 2696 Col. Ctr. Blvd.  An argument ensued between two groups of individuals who were cheering for opposing teams.  A female, later identified as Laws, refused to leave the neighboring table alone after repeated requests to do so.  She stated to the victims, in an expletive filled rant that they did not know who they were dealing with and the her "boyfriend will mess you up".  The aggressor couple then left the restaurant.

A short time later the male, Duncan, came back.  He was carrying a white towel that the victim could see held a black, semi-automatic handgun.  Duncan put the gun against the victim's neck and threatened to kill him.  A short struggle over the gun took place and Duncan fled the area.

The victim was able to see the vehicle that the suspects had fled in and called 911.  They followed the vehicle until responding police units found them.  The two suspects were contacted near 50 Comstock.  Duncan was taken into custody and Laws began complaining of having an anxiety attack.  RFD paramedics were called to the scene and she was taken to Kadlec hospital.

A search warrant served on the suspect vehicle found numerous rounds of 30-06 ammunition, 10 mm ammunition, .40 cal ammunition, shotgun shells and several pistol and rifle magazines.  No firearm was located in the car.

Officers began searching the area that the vehicle had driven just prior to being stopped.  They found a Glock .40 cal pistol inside a holster laying on the shoulder near the Col. Point Golf Course.  The magazines found inside the vehicle were a fit to the model of Glock found on the route the truck had taken.

Duncan was booked into the Benton County jail on a 72 hour hold for Assault 2.  There is PC to charge Laws with Harassment but those charges will be reviewed since she was still being examined at Kadlec when the investigation was complete.

Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362, for additional information.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Level 2 Sex Offender Notification

Salsbury, Melissa M.

Salsbury, Melissa M
AKA:  Mia Rose, Jasmine, Rosa
White Female, 5-03, 130, Black hair, Brown Eyes
Address:  2000 Block Stevens Drive, Richland

Convictions:  Promoting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, 2011

According to official documents, Salsbury recruited and employed multiple minor aged females from local high schools for both stripping and prostitution.  Salsbury knew the females to be minors.  Salsbury directly advertised, coordinated, arranged and received money from
adult clients in exchange for their sexual contact with the minor females.  Salsbury used threats and coercion as a means of controlling and manipulating the minor females into continuing work for her.

Recent events involving Salsbury presenting as a "motivational speaker" at a local high school caused her level rating to be raised from a Level 1 to a Level 2.  Salsbury is currently under Department of Corrections and Federal Supervision.  Salsbury is trespassed from all parks, schools, libraries and their grounds in Benton and Franklin Counties.



SALSBURY IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME
THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

·        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.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Accident: Motorcycle vs. Pedestrian


On 03/13/2015 at 0645 hours (AM) the Richland Police Department responded to an injury accident on VanGiesen St near Alder Ave. A Harley Davidson motorcycle was being ridden west on VanGiesen St by a 35 year old Richland man when it struck a pedestrian in the westbound lane of travel. The pedestrian, an 85 year old Richland woman, was not in a crosswalk and was knocked to the pavement. The pedestrian received injuries to the head, face, and chest area and was transported to Kadlec Medical Center by a Richland Ambulance. The motorcycle injuries were minor and he remained at the scene of the accident. Speed did not appear to be a factor according to an independent witness, however, it was still dark outside when the accident occurred.

The pedestrian was identified as 85 year old Laverne Weissenfels of Richland.

The motorcycle rider was identified as 35 year old Robert D. Turner of Richland

The accident is being investigated by Detective Damon Jansen who is a Collision Reconstructionist.

For additional information contact: Sergeant Brian Ruegsegger Ph. 528-0245

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Level 3 Sex Offender Notification

Chavez, Juan M
Name:  Chavez, Juan M.
Year of Birth:  1990
Description:  Hispanic Male, 5'05", 180 lbs, black hair, brown eyes
Address:  Transient, Benton County
Convictions:
Fail to register as a sex offender, 2013, Benton County
Burglary 1, 2004, Walla Walla County
Child Molestation 1, 2002, Fresno County, CA

Notes:  Chavez was a resident of Richland, but is now registered as TRANSIENT in Benton County.  Chavez’s crimes were committed when he was a juvenile against 2 - 5 year old females and a 17 year old female.  Chavez is currently on Department of Corrections supervision and due to being a level 3 transient offender is monitored through GPS.  Chavez is known to frequent the 1800 block of Fowler Richland, WA.    Chavez is trespassed from all parks, school and their grounds and libraries in Benton and Franklin County.

CHAVEZ IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.  THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
 
  • 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 Richland Police Department 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 notification.
  • 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 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 by email at aclark@ci.richland.wa.us

Media contacts may call Cpt. Mike Cobb at 509-942-7362 for additional information.

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.


TORRES IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCMENT.  THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
 
·       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.

http://www.ci.richland.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=120

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891872934198456

     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