Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Safety Tips

The Richland Police Department is committed to your safety.  This flyer has some safety tips that can be used year-round, but during this holiday season they are a great reminder for us all. Crime prevention is a multi-faceted approach that requires the police and community to work together. Feel free to print it out, share it with people anyway that is convenient and help us by becoming our partner in preventing vehicle prowls. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Rollover Crash in Richland

On 11-22-2013 at about 10:45 AM a car driven by 55 year old Richland resident David Muller struck a fire hydrant at the intersection of Wright Ave. and Thompson St.  Muller was driving north bound on Wright and apparently suffered some type of medical crisis.  The Ford Escort he was driving left the roadway, sheared off a fire hydrant and rolled into the front yard of a residence.

Photographs below show the geyser of water created when the fire hydrant broke off.  No other vehicles were involved.

Muller was transported from the scene by Richland Fire paramedics.

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stabbing Occurred At Richland Days Inn

ARRESTED: Coffey, Cassidy S., 32 year old female, Richland

CHARGES: Assault 1
st Degree


On November 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Richland Police were dispatched to a disturbance in progress at the Richland Days Inn.  

32 year old Cassidy Coffey and a 42 year old female were in a room at the Days Inn.  An argument between the females turned into a physical altercation.  Both females sustained injuries during the disturbance with Coffey allegedly stabbing the other female multiple times in the torso.  A folding knife with a blade length of approximately 3 ½” was recovered at the scene.  The nature of the relationship between the two females and details of the incident is under investigation by Richland Police Detectives.

Coffey was booked into the Benton County Jail on a 72-hour hold for Assault 1st Degree.  The victim was transported from the scene to Kadlec Medical Center and is currently in stable condition.  No additional details are available at this time.  The investigation is continuing.
Contact:  Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362.

Alleged weapon:

Friday, November 1, 2013

School Bus Safety Violations

The Richland Police Department Traffic Safety Unit would like to remind all drivers of the law pertaining to School Bus violations.  The State Law R.C.W. 46.61.370 states: vehicles on a two lane road MUST stop when the Red Lights and STOP SIGN are displayed.  On a four lane road, vehicles traveling in the same direction must stop for the bus, while the oncoming traffic may pass without stopping.  The Traffic Safety Unit has received numerous complaints of violations in south Richland neighborhoods.  The violation doesn’t have to be witnessed by a Police Officer, the driver of the bus may file a complaint that will be followed up by an Officer.  A citation for this violation maybe issued with a fine of $394.00
Officers will be closely monitoring violations of this type to help create an environment of safety for children accessing the school bus.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, for additional information.