Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Man Arrested in Connection with Burglary / Car Prowl

Arrested:  Coonce, Blake D; 20 year of age male, Transient
Charges:  Possession of Stolen Property, Vehicle Prowling, Malicious Mischief, Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Driving While License Suspended (DWLS).
On May 26, 2013 at about 10:00 PM Richland officers responded to a call of a vehicle prowl that had just occurred in the area of the 1700 block of Leslie Rd.  An restaurant employee who had stepped out for a break found that his vehicle had been broken into within the last 30 minutes.  He and another witness in the area identified Coonce as being the one responsible for the theft.
At about 10:30 PM Coonce was located near Columbia Center Blvd and Deschutes.  Officers interviewed him at the scene and he denied involvement in the car prowl.  Coonce was arrested and his vehicle impounded.

Coonce was also a suspect in a burglary that had happened on May 15.  During that burglary a number of DVD’s were stolen.  Coonce sold the exact same number and titled DVD’s to Hastings just after the burglary.
Coonce was booked into the Benton County jail on the above listed charges.  A search warrant on his vehicle is still pending.

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