Sunday, April 28, 2013

Armed Burglar Arrested

Arrested:  Bravo, Ryan A., 26 years old, Roosevelt, WA

Charges: Burglary 1st Degree


On 04/27/13 at about 1450 hr dispatch advised of a burglary in progress in the 1500 Block of Birch.  A witness watched and reported as the suspect, Ryan A. Bravo, walked in the back yard of their neighbor's yard.  The neighbor was out of town.  It was reported that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was carrying a guitar.  The witness watched Bravo pick up a landscaping brick and break the rear sliding glass door, enter the residence, then begin to ransack the residence.  Responding officers went to the back door and could see Bravo inside going through things in the house, with a large knife in his hand.  Bravo complied when officer's confronted him and he was taken into custody without incident.  Bravo was booked into the Benton County Jail for Burglary 1st Degree.

For More Information Contact: Captain Mike Cobb, 942-7362

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On April 24, 2013, at approximately 1745 HRS, Richland Police Traffic Safety Unit responded to a reported blocking, injury collision at Thayer and Swift involving a vehicle and 2 children.  Investigation of the collision showed that a small sedan was traveling westbound on Swift through Thayer on a green light.  A 13 year old on a scooter and 27 year old intoxicated male, almost 3 times the legal limit, on a bicycle crossed against the red light and No Walk Light and were struck by the vehicle.  Richland Ambulance checked all involved and only a scratch on the childs posterior was found.  The child and the intoxicated male were found at fault for the collision.  The child was released to his parent. No citations were issued.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Scam Alert 4/18/2013

Scam Alert:

Richland PD received information via its partnership with a neighborhood watch group that unknown persons called a resident's cellular phone stating they worked for Charter Communications and needed to verify their account information with them.  Information requested included name, address, and social security number.  The resident did not provide this information and subsequently called Charter Communications who stated it was not they who called and would never confirm information in this matter.  If you receive a similar call do not release your private information.

Ofc. Kane, Community Services Officer. 509-942-7636.

RPD Announces Crime Mapping Software Rollout

Richland Police Department release crime map to public

The Richland Police Department and BAIR Analytics Inc. recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Richland. The Richland Police Department now has an online crime map called RAIDS Online ( that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Richland citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Richland Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

Richland citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency.

RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Richland Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app.  RAIDS Online cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
“The Richland Police Department’s participation in RAIDS Online highlights their commitment to proactive communication with the public they serve,” said Sean Bair, founder of BAIR Analytics, “We’re excited to partner with the Richland Police Department to provide this free service for their public.”

Typically, agencies can spend thousands of dollars annually through other crime mapping providers. BAIR Analytics offers RAIDS Online and the RAIDS Online Mobile app as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate.

RAIDS Online Mobile

RAIDS Online Mobile empowers citizens to better understand crime trends and lower crime in their area. Recent crime incidents are displayed on a map or listed in a grid.  Users can click on an incident for more information or display a hotspot map based on the crimes that are currently in display. Users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email any recent crime activity on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule. The app makes all of this information accessible anywhere from a user’s mobile device. The RAIDS Online Mobile app is available for FREE on the App Store.

For additional information contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Traffic Stop Results in 4 Arrests


Daniel A. Peachey; 31 year of age male, Kennewick address, Misdemeanor warrant for DWLS 3 out of BCSO.

Frank L. Glenn; 28 year of age male, Kennewick address, Felony warrant out of Department of Corrections for Escape from community custody.

Dominic N. Woodward; 19 year of age male, Richland address, Felony warrant out of Department of Corrections for Escape from community custody.

Marin J. Rivera; 31 year of age male, Pasco address, Misdemeanor warrant for Possession of Stolen Property 3 out of Sunnyside.   (Documented Sureno 13 Gang Member)
On April 17, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Richland police officers conducted a traffic stop in front of 2105 Dallas.  Officers observed a female, who they knew from past contacts, driving without a valid license.  During the investigation of this traffic violation, Daniel A. Peachey 2-16-82 was observed standing in the front yard of 2105 Dallas.  He was identified as an individual who had a warrant for his arrest.  Peachey was arrested without incident. 
Following the arrest of Peachey, it was discovered that another individual by the name of Frank Glenn was inside the residence.  It was confirmed that Glenn had a felony warrant for his arrest out of the Department of Corrections.  While attempting to arrest Glenn, two other individuals (Woodward and Rivera) were contacted and arrested for warrants as well. 
Glenn, Woodward and Peachey were all booked into the Benton County Jail for their warrants. Rivera who is a documented Sureno 13 gang member was transported to Sunnyside Police Department for his warrant.
For additional information contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362

Saturday, April 13, 2013

11 Year Old Saves Mother's Life


On 04/12/13 at about 1504 hr Richland PD Officers were dispatched to 160 Van Giesen for a report of a 33 year old female unconscious and not breathing.  Dispatched advised responding officers the woman's 11 year old son was giving her CPR.  Officers arrived quickly and found the boy attempting to give his mother CPR while getting instructions on the phone from dispatch.  Officers removed the boy from the room and took over CPR until Richland Fire Paramedics arrived.  Paramedics were able to get a pulse, then the woman was transported to Kadlec ER.

After further interviewing the boy, responding officers found when he arrived home from school he found his mother unconscious.  He quickly took action which included calling 911 and beginning CPR to the best of his ability, which saved his mother's life.  The boy also assisted officers in finding relevant history about his mother so she could be treated by medical personnel.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Subject Arrested for Brandishing Knife at Joker's Casino

Arrested:  Sylvester, Eric D; 21 year of age male, Pasco address
Charge:  Assault 2nd Degree


On April 12, 2013 at approximately 1:00 AM Richland officers responded to a report of a male subject that was refusing to leave Joker's Casino, 624 Wellsian Way.  The caller advised 911 that the subject had pulled a knife on security officers and threatened to cut them.

Upon arrival, officers found a subject, later identified as Sylvester, in the parking lot sitting inside a vehicle.  Three casino employees were also present.  Sylvester was detained as officers investigated the incident.

According to Joker's staff, Sylvester was displaying overt signs of intoxication and being aggressive towards other patrons.  He was approached by staff and escorted from the premise.  Once outside he again became agitated and pulled a 4 inch folding knife from his pocket.  He began waling towards the employees threatening to cut them with his knife.  A second male subject who appeared to be with Sylvester intervened and was able to calm him down.

Officers saw a knife laying on the floorboards of the car Sylvester was sitting in.  Based upon the evidence at the scene officers applied for and were granted a telephonic search warrant.  The knife was seized.

The Benton County Prosecutor's Office was called and confirmed a 72 hour hold on Sylvester.  He was booked into the Benton County jail on the above charges.

Contact Capt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, for additional information.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Free Training. Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention

On Friday, April 12th, the Richland Police Department with the help of the Richland Public Library will be presenting a free training on Fraud Awareness and Identity Theft Prevention.  The class is being held at the Richland Library in the Doris Roberts Gallery from 1 PM to 2 PM. A PowerPoint presentation and handouts will be part of this free training.  For more information:

Friday, April 5, 2013

Scam Information:

On 4/5/13, Richland Police received some complaints from citizens advising that someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration had contacted them by phone claiming there was some kind of security problem with their number and that they were the victim of some kind of fraud. The male caller than tried to obtain personal and banking account information from the victims.

The Richland Police Department wanted to remind citizens that these calls are not legitimate. They are from professional thieves who are trying to scam senior citizens. Citizens should never provide banking account information or personal information to someone calling them stating they have been the victim of a fraud. If a citizen believes the person calling to be a legitimate consumer fraud investigator, they should ask for their name and contact information and tell them they will call back. The citizen may then look on line for the company contact information and call back, or they can contact their local police department.

For further information, contact Corporal Erik Lundquist 942-7716