Monday, December 14, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Richland Police Officers arrested a 17 year old male after tying him to 6 commercial burglaries and two malicious mischief incidents. Two accomplices were arrested on one of the burglaries.
Officers have been investigating a string of commercial burglaries since the end of September which have been mostly focused in the central business district. Officers were able to collect physical evidence from the burglaries and matched evidence found on/with the suspect when he was arrested.
During the subsequent interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crimes which were corroborated by the investigations.
Submitted by Sgt. Darryl Judge
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Monday, November 9, 2015
Responding officers found a 12 GA shotgun shell on the floor of the victim’s living room. The round had not been fired. The shotgun shell was collected as evidence.
A neighborhood canvass produced one witness who the victims contacted and asked to call 911.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Charges: 13 arrest warrants, Unlawful Display of a Weapon
On October 26, 2015 at about 12:35 AM officers received a call of a male subject displaying a handgun at another individual at 1540 Jadwin (7-11). The suspect left the area with several other people in a vehicle.
The vehicle was located near the area of Van Giesen and Birch in Richland. Wilkie was a passenger in the car. When he was contacted he still had what appeared to be a pistol tucked into the waist band of his pants. The weapon turned out to be a Taurus BB gun that had the appearance of a semi-automatic handgun.
Wilke and another subject had gotten into a confrontation at the 7-11. Wilkie lifted his shirt and displayed the pistol to the other individual with the intention of intimidating him. The victim stated that he believed the gun and threat presented by Wilkie to be real.
It was discovered that Wilkie also had 13 warrants issued for his arrest from both Benton County District and Superior Courts. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Benton County jail.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362 for additional information.
Charges: Assault 2nd degree, Felony harassment
On October 23, 2015 Richland officers received a call of an assault that had just occurred in the area of Waldron Street and George Washington Way. A male subject had gone to a home of a friend and was assisting with some computer repairs. Jones, a tenant in the home, began arguing with the victim and calling him names. Jones demanded that the victim leave the house. The home owner told the victim that he didn't have to leave and asked that he continue to work on her computer.
Jones left for a short time and returned with a pistol. He pointed the handgun at the victim's chest and told him repeatedly that it was loaded. Jones restated his earlier demand for the subject to leave or he would kill him. The victim left the residence.
Police contacted the homeowner and confirmed the series of events related to investigators by the victim. The homeowner also confirmed the presence of her elderly, bedridden mother. Due to the risks posed by intervening while the two females were still inside the home, officers waited until this morning to contact Jones. The elderly female had been taken from the home early this morning for medical treatment.
Jones was contacted in the back yard of the house and taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Benton County jail on the above charges.
A search warrant was served on the residence and officers found a revolver that is believed to be the weapon used in the assault.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Richland Police investigators have been working on leads from several commercial and residential burglaries for the past 7-10 days. Pitman had been identified as a viable suspect in several of the crimes under investigation.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for 10 N. 46th Ave. in West Richland. A 12 gauge shotgun, an assault rifle and a handgun were among the items stolen in recent burglaries and believed to be in the house. Due to the threat posed by the location, possible weapons and the criminal history of the occupants the Tri-City Regional SWAT team assisted Richland and West Richland officers serve the warrant early this morning.
Jereme Moore was located inside. He was taken into custody on Possession of Stolen Property charges. Both subjects have been booked into the Benton County jail.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362 for additional information.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
RPD officers began searching the neighborhood and found that another window had been broken out. They found what appeared to be an explosive device inside a pick up. The device was the size of a ping pong ball, filled with BB’s and had nails affixed to the outside. The device also had a partially burned fuse attached. Officers secured the area and called for the RPD Bomb Squad and an Arson investigator. Bomb techs were able to render the device safe.
For additional information, contact Cpt. Mike Cobb at 509-942-7362.
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Multiple thefts reported from the area of Adair Dr and Allenwhite Dr. Several victims still unidentified
Monday, April 6, 2015
Vehicle: Tan or brown four door compact car
On April 4, 2015, at approximately 10:15 PM two teen age males were skateboarding in the area of Westcliffe Blvd and Brantingham Rd. They said that a male subject pulled out of a residential street, drove up behind them and began talking to them. He attempted several times to get the two boys to enter his vehicle and they described him as being very pushy.
The two jumped onto their skateboards fled the area and contacted 911. Responding officers could not find a vehicle or subject matching the description. Extra patrols will be provided to the area.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb for additional information at 509-942-7362.
Charge: Assault 2nd Degree
Suspect: Laws, Morgan M, 34 year of age female, Pasco address
Charges to be reviewed by prosecutor
On April 4, 2014, at approximately 8:10 PM several people were watching basketball at Kimo's Restraurant, 2696 Col. Ctr. Blvd. An argument ensued between two groups of individuals who were cheering for opposing teams. A female, later identified as Laws, refused to leave the neighboring table alone after repeated requests to do so. She stated to the victims, in an expletive filled rant that they did not know who they were dealing with and the her "boyfriend will mess you up". The aggressor couple then left the restaurant.
A short time later the male, Duncan, came back. He was carrying a white towel that the victim could see held a black, semi-automatic handgun. Duncan put the gun against the victim's neck and threatened to kill him. A short struggle over the gun took place and Duncan fled the area.
The victim was able to see the vehicle that the suspects had fled in and called 911. They followed the vehicle until responding police units found them. The two suspects were contacted near 50 Comstock. Duncan was taken into custody and Laws began complaining of having an anxiety attack. RFD paramedics were called to the scene and she was taken to Kadlec hospital.
A search warrant served on the suspect vehicle found numerous rounds of 30-06 ammunition, 10 mm ammunition, .40 cal ammunition, shotgun shells and several pistol and rifle magazines. No firearm was located in the car.
Officers began searching the area that the vehicle had driven just prior to being stopped. They found a Glock .40 cal pistol inside a holster laying on the shoulder near the Col. Point Golf Course. The magazines found inside the vehicle were a fit to the model of Glock found on the route the truck had taken.
Duncan was booked into the Benton County jail on a 72 hour hold for Assault 2. There is PC to charge Laws with Harassment but those charges will be reviewed since she was still being examined at Kadlec when the investigation was complete.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362, for additional information.
Friday, March 20, 2015
|Salsbury, Melissa M.|
Salsbury, Melissa M
AKA: Mia Rose, Jasmine, Rosa
White Female, 5-03, 130, Black hair, Brown Eyes
Address: 2000 Block Stevens Drive, Richland
Convictions: Promoting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, 2011
According to official documents, Salsbury recruited and employed multiple minor aged females from local high schools for both stripping and prostitution. Salsbury knew the females to be minors. Salsbury directly advertised, coordinated, arranged and received money from
Recent events involving Salsbury presenting as a "motivational speaker" at a local high school caused her level rating to be raised from a Level 1 to a Level 2. Salsbury is currently under Department of Corrections and Federal Supervision. Salsbury is trespassed from all parks, schools, libraries and their grounds in Benton and Franklin Counties.
· Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Such abuse could end our ability to do community notifications.
· The Sexual Assault Response Center is available 24 hours a day to provide advocacy, information, referrals, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence. Please give them a call for support or information pertaining to sexual assault at 374-5391.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
|Chavez, Juan M|
Year of Birth: 1990
Description: Hispanic Male, 5'05", 180 lbs, black hair, brown eyes
Address: Transient, Benton County
Fail to register as a sex offender, 2013, Benton County
Burglary 1, 2004, Walla Walla County
Child Molestation 1, 2002, Fresno County, CA
Notes: Chavez was a resident of Richland, but is now registered as TRANSIENT in Benton County. Chavez’s crimes were committed when he was a juvenile against 2 - 5 year old females and a 17 year old female. Chavez is currently on Department of Corrections supervision and due to being a level 3 transient offender is monitored through GPS. Chavez is known to frequent the 1800 block of Fowler Richland, WA. Chavez is trespassed from all parks, school and their grounds and libraries in Benton and Franklin County.
The treatment of sexual offenders does not guarantee they will or will not commit another offense.
This information is provided in accordance with RCW 4.24.550. The Richland Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Such abuse could end our ability to do community notification.
The Sexual Assault Response Center is available 24 hours a day to provide advocacy, information, referrals, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence. Please call for support or information pertaining to sexual assault at 374-5391.
For additional information and safety tips regarding registered sex offenders in your area log into the Benton County Web site at www.co.benton.wa.us or contact Richland Police Department Detective Athena Clark at 509-942-7354 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
|Torres, Christopher J|
Hispanic Male, 5'11". 200 lbs., black hair, brown eyes
Address: 200 block of Adams St., Richland
Conviction: 3rd Degree Child Molestation, 10-9-13, Benton County
Torres was 24 years of age during his offense. Torres sexually offended against a 13 and a 14 year old female after providing them with alcoholic beverages. Torres is on Department of Corrections supervision for 36 months. Torres is a “Covered Offender” meaning he is trespassed from all parks, schools and their ground and libraries in Benton and Franklin County.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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