Friday, March 16, 2012

Suspect Arrested for Construction Site Thefts

Arrested: Quiqley, Chad P; 38 year of age male, Richland resident
Charge: 3 counts, Theft 1st Degree


On March 15, 2012 the Richland Police Department investigated a construction site tool theft that occurred in the 2500 block of Columbia Center Blvd. The report indicated someone forced open a cargo trailer used to house tools for the job site. Police contacted an individual in the area who had witnessed the theft. Information from this case led officers to Chad Quigley, a 38 year old Richland resident, being identified as the person seen removing tools from the cargo container.

Richland Police Officers located Quigley’s vehicle and contacted members of the Richland Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU). Quigley was arrested a short time later and a search warrant was executed on Quigley’s apartment. Further investigation led SCU Officers to Pasco where stolen property was recovered from two other Richland construction site thefts.

Quigley was Booked into the Benton County Jail on 3 counts of Theft 1st degree. There have been several other thefts in Richland and Kennewick that are similar. Investigators are still waiting for a total inventory but it is estimated that the value of items taken will exceed $60,000.00.

The investigation is continuing.

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