Arrested: 16 year of age male, Richland resident
Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Vehicle Prowling, Possession of Stolen Property
Arrested: 17 year of age male, Richland resident
Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Vehicle Prowling, Possession of Stolen Property, Warrant for 2nd Degree Burglary
On 6-24-12 at approximately 4:30 AM Richland police contacted two suspicious males wearing dark clothing and carrying backpacks in the area of Steptoe and Tapteal. The area has been hit with vehicle prowls the past several months. After identifying the two, it was learned that the 17 year old had been placed on the Selective Aggressive Probation (SAP) program by Juvenile Justice and that he had a warrant issued for his arrest for Burglary 2.
The two subjects were detained. After the 17 year old was placed under arrest, a search of his person turned up a lady's wallet with credit cards and identification not related to the subject. A marijuana pipe was also found on his person.
Subsequent investigation showed that the two had been prowling cars in the area. Both Kennewick and Richland jurisdictions were involved. At this time it appears as if 8-10 individual addresses may have been victims. A search warrant on a back pack seized at the time will be served on 6-27-12 and additional charges may be forthcoming.
The 17 year old was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center on the felony warrant. The parents of the 16 year old were contacted. After consulting with the Benton County Prosecutor, it was determined that he would be turned over to his parents until a review of the case and determination of charges could be made.
Kennewick police investigators were also provided the information of crimes that occurred within their city.
Contact Capt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, for additional information.