Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 Spring Crime Resistant Community Living Course

The Spring Crime Resistant Community Living Course is being held April 15, 2014. This program is sponsored by the Kennewick, Pasco and Richland Police Departments. The class is for complex/property managers, landlords and Realtors. Attached is the registration form. Details reguarding the class are listed on the form.

What is CRCL? The program provides free training for property owners and landlords to help provide safe, crime resistant rental communities for all residents.

Program Goals
•Develop a partnership between the police department, property owners and residents
•Keep drugs and other criminal activity out of residential rental property
•Maintain the quality of our communities and neighborhoods

Program Topics
•Applicant screening and active management
•Graffiti and gang problems
•Leases, rental agreements and the crime-free lease addendum
•Warning signs of drugs and other criminal activities
•Working with the police

The CRCL program is a one day, eight hour program and is offered twice a year, typically in April and October. Contact the program coordinator, Officer Richard Kane at (509) 942-7636 for more information.



Friday, February 7, 2014

Vehicle Theft / Felony Eluding Suspect Arrested

Arrested:  Roberts, Anthony O.; 40 year of age male, transient
Charges:  Possession of a stolen vehicle (2 counts), Felony Eluding, Hit and Run Attended, Trespass

On 2-7-2014 at approximately 11:30 AM members of the Richland PD Street Crimes Unit received information that Anthony Roberts was at the Airport Motel on 4th Street in Pasco.

Assisted by members of the Pasco PD Street Crimes Unit and the United States Marshall's Service, Roberts was contacted and taken into custody.

Roberts was booked into the Benton County jail on the above listed charges.

This arrest was the result of a pursuit that was initiated on February 4, 2014.  Roberts was in the parking lot of Fred Meyer, 101 Wellsian Way, and broke into a car.  He fled the scene in a stolen Chevrolet pickup towing a stolen utility trailer.  Roberts hit another occupied vehicle as he fled the parking lot.  A short vehicle pursuit terminated on Carrier Way and Roberts fled on foot.

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