Friday, January 17, 2014

Two Subject Arrested in Stolen Vehicle in Richland

Arrested:  Nave, Brittany N.; 25 year of age female, Transient
Arrested:  Mielke, Tanthilantis R.; 24 year of age male, Transient
Charges:  Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Possession of a stolen vehicle

On January 16, 2014 at approximately 10:45 AM, a Richland PD officer was in the area of the Motel 6 (1751 Fowler) and noticed a 2014 Dodge Challenger parked in the lot.  The vehicle was parked in a manner that led the officer to believe that someone had pulled into the lot and had left the vehicle quickly.  He ran the plates and the vehicle returned as being stolen out of Kennewick.  The Motel 6 office staff had no knowledge of the vehicle belonging in their lot.

The officers watched the car until two subjects returned to it.  They got into the Challenger and began to start the car.  The officers approached and conducted a felony stop.  Nave was contacted in the driver’s seat and Mielke in the passenger seat.  Both were taken into custody.
While being interviewed each subject confirmed that they knew the Challenger was stolen.  A subsequent search warrant served on the car turned up several containers of methamphetamine and hypodermic needles.  Each suspect claimed ownership of both the drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The Benton County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a 72 hour hold for each individual on the above listed charges.  They were booked into the Benton County jail without further incident.