Robert M. Morrison 47 YOA
Possession of a stolen vehicle,
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