Monday, September 30, 2013

Subjects Arrested on Warrants and Meth

Arrested:  Ayers, Casey Michelle; 30 year of age female, Richland Resident
Warrants:  2 Felony warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony warrant for ID Theft, Felony warrant for Theft of a Motor Vehicle

Arrested: Coffey, Brandon Lloyd; 23 year of age male, Kennewick address

Charge:  Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine)

On 9-29-13 at about 5:10 PM officers made a traffic stop in the area of Putnam and Wright in Richland.  The reason for the stop was several equipment violations.  Ayers and Coffey were passengers in the vehicle.
After citing the driver for equipment violations the officers began speaking with Ayers and Coffey.  Ayers admitted to having 4 warrants out for her arrest.  Those warrants were confirmed and Ayers was taken from the vehicle.  As she was exiting, officer noticed a syringe containing a clear liquid on the floorboards at the feet of Coffey.  He was also taken into custody.

After a brief interview, Ayers was booked into the Benton County jail.  Coffey was later released and charges will be forwarded to the Benton County Prosecutor for review.  The vehicle driven by Misty Schneider was impounded pending execution of a search warrant.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362 for additional information.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Richland Police Investigate Homicide

Arrested:  Miller, Lawrence A., 34 year of age male, Richland resident
Charge:  Murder 2

Victim:  Vandeventer, Rebeca; 32 year of age female, Richland resident


On 9-11-13 at approximately 11:30 PM officers responded to a suspicious circumstance / welfare check in the 1100 block of Dos Palos Ct. in Richland.  A neighbor had reported that three children, ages 2, 4 and 8 had come to her door crying and said that their mother was dead.  Upon arrival officers contacted several small children who were upset and crying.
Officers went to the apartment that the children had pointed out to them and found a female, later identified as Vandeventer, laying on the floor.  The 32 year of age female had suffered multiple stab wounds and was unresponsive.  No suspect was present at the scene.  Richland FD medics were called to the scene and confirmed that the female was deceased.  Members of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and West Richland PD also responded to assist.

Miller ultimately drove to the Richland Police Department where he was taken into custody without further incident. 
Richland PD detectives were called in to aid Field Operations staff manage the crime scene and lead the investigation.  The WSP Crime Lab was called and has responded to help process the crime scene.

After consulting with the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office, Miller was booked into the Benton County jail on a 72 hour hold for investigation of 2nd Degree Murder.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday September 13, 2013.

At this time a press briefing is tentatively scheduled for Monday September 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Benton County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation is continuing.

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


2 Injured in Richland Stabbing Incident

Arrested:  Norman, Timothy J., 23 year of age male, Richland resident
Victim:  Withers, Cameron S., 36 year of age male, Richland resident

Victim:  Jetton, Richard M., 49 year of age male, Richland resident
Charge:  Assault 2 (two counts) / Domestic Violence

On 9-11-13 at approximately 11:40 PM Richland officers were advised of a stabbing in progress in the 1300 block of Carolina Ave.  Richland officers had a delayed response since they were involved investigating a homicide in the 1100 block of Dos Palos Ct. Members of Kennewick PD’s CAT team, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist.  Upon arrival investigators found that a fight had ensued between Norman, Cameron Withers, Richard Jetton and a transient acquaintance Tyson Baker.  Norman had been hitting Withers when Baker and Jetton interceded.  Baker and Withers were able to calm Norman and thought that the conflict was over. 
After a few minutes Norman again became combative and pulled a knife from his waistband. He began to assault Withers a second time.  Baker and Jetton intervened and Jetton was stabbed in the right hand.  Withers also sustained several lacerations to the top of his head.  The three were able to disarm Norman and restrain him until officers arrived on scene.

Norman was taken into custody.  After consulting with the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office he was held on a 72 hour investigative hold for Assault 2.  Norman was transported to the Benton County Jail by a member of the Kennewick PD CAT team. 

Both victims were treated and released.  The DV enhancement is due to the fact Norman and Withers are married and Jetton is a roommate. 
 For additional information, contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362