Friday, February 12, 2016

Armed Robbery at Kwik Stop 2110 Swift Blvd, Richland

On Thursday February 11, 2016 at approximately 2252 hours the Kwik Stop at 2110 Swift Blvd, Richland was robbed at gunpoint.  Still photos have been obtained from video which shows 2 subjects enter the store and one subject display what appears to be a handgun.  While the photos are not the best quality the suspects may be identifiable by their clothing.  Both suspects appeared to be wearing masks at the time of the robbery.  The Richland Police Department would like to get these photos out to all the area news stations in hopes of generating suspect information.

Contact Detective Sergeant Carmen Ver Steeg if you have any questions. Email:  Phone: 509-942-7545.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Welfare check on juvenile near Bateman Island

On February 9th, 2016 at about 09:00 hours Richland officers were dispatched to the area of 1237 Columbia Park Trail on a welfare check.  Officers were told a 9 year of age male was seen in the area of the river by himself and that the juvenile had told the caller he was skipping school.  Officers searched the area for the juvenile locating his father in the process who was also looking for him.  It was suspected the juvenile was hiding on Bateman Island to avoid his father.  Additional officers and resources were called to the area to help search.  The juvenile was located by officers hiding in an adjacent apartment complex parking lot.  He was unharmed and reunited with his family.  

Contact Lt. Chris Lee, 509-942-7614, with questions.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Registrations now being accepted for the April Crime Resistant Community Living Class

     The Richland Police Department is now accepting registrations for the Spring Crime Resistant Community Living Course sponsored by KPD, PPD and RPD. The class is being held at the Richland Library located at 955 Northgate Drive, Richland, WA on April 13th from 8 AM to 5 PM. Pre-registration is required. 

     This informative and very popular training for landlords, realtors and property managers is an 8-hour course involving topics such as crime resistant community living, gang & drug recognition, property tenant screening, tenant law and more!  Open to all landlords, realtors and commercial/residential property managers.

Registrations may be mailed to:

Ofc. Rick Kane
Richland Police Department
PO BOX 190, MS-17
Richland, WA 99354

or emailed to

Richland Police encourage citizens to be aware of a scam


On 02/02/16, Richland officers received complaints of a scam designed to defraud citizens by threatening to have them arrested.  Officers learned the scammers are calling citizens and telling them they represent a Texas-based law firm who has been contracted with “The local law enforcement agency” to collect outstanding debts.  The scammers pressure the citizen by telling them to make a payment to another vendor or they will be arrested within a couple of hours.  The scam is reported to seem more credible because some of the citizen’s information is known by the scammer.
The Richland Police, Kennewick Police, or the Benton County Sheriff’s Office do not contract with any law firms or third party agencies to collect warrant fines in lieu of arrest.
Posted by:
Sgt. Darryl Judge