Sunday, January 29, 2012

Driver arrested for DUI after being involved in three crashes

Arrested: Alison Lambie 30 YOA of Richland

Charges: DUI, 2 counts Hit & Run-attended, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, No Valid Operator’s License 1st degree

Synopsis:On 01/29/11, at about 0025 hours, RPD Units responded to a multi-car injury accident at GWW and Columbia Point. Witnesses advised the causative driver had fled the scene onto the Columbia Point Golf Course. Officers found the fleeing vehicle, in the rough, crashed into a tree on the 17th hole. The driver was discovered to be highly intoxicated and injured from the crash, presumably from striking the tree. In addition to the driver’s admissions, the officers discovered physical evidence placing her behind the wheel.

The investigation showed the driver was traveling south on GWW and rear-ended a vehicle stopped for a red light at GWW and Columbia Point. As the driver was attempting to flee, she failed to yield and struck a different vehicle head-on at the same intersection. The driver managed to drive the vehicle east on Columbia Point and then onto Bradley Blvd where she entered onto the Golf Course causing significant damage to the course, specifically to the tee-boxes on hole 17th. The incident finally ended after the driver struck a tree.

The driver was treated for her injuries and was booked into the Benton County Jail on the above listed charges.

For additional information:Contact Sgt. Darryl Judge (509) 628-0333

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Carmichael Sledding Hill "Closed"

The hill at Carmichael Middle School is “closed” due to unsafe conditions. There have been two significant injuries reported in the last two days. The Richland Police Department and Richland School District have closed the popular sledding hill after receiving a request from the staff at the Kadlec Medical Center.

We realize this is a popular spot for outdoor activities but ask that people stay off the frozen slope until conditions improve.

Carmichael Middle School is located at 620 Thayer Drive in Richland.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Prowler Arrested

Robert M. Morrison 47 YOA

Possession of a stolen vehicle,
Vehicle prowling,
Possession of burglary tools

On 01/16/12, at about 0439 hours, RPD Units responded to a report of a vehicle prowler near Englewood and Rathwood in Richland. A neighbor reported seeing Robert Morrison attempting to enter a vehicle near the location. The neighbor confronted Morrison and Morrison fled on foot. The neighbor provided officers with a detailed description of the prowler. Morrison's identity was not known at this time.

Officers arrived in the area and discovered a stolen vehicle parked nearby. Pasco PD's K-9 Falco responded to the scene and assisted officers in tracking for the suspect. Officers located items taken from another vehicle during the K-9 track. Morrison was located by officers and detained. Morrison was found in possession of a flashlight, multiple tools used for prowling/burglary, and gloves.

Morrison was arrested and found to have the stolen vehicle's keys in his possession. In addition to having the stolen vehicle's keys in his possession, officers discovered Morrison's belongings in the stolen vehicle.

Morrison initially explained he was out for a walk. After being confronted with the evidence officers had discovered, Morrison said he was in the vehicle and was using methamphetamine.

Morrison was booked on the above charges.

For additional information contact:
Sgt. Darryl Judge 628-0333