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, email@example.com with questions.