Ex-Kennewick High star Loftus jailed on car prowl charge

By Tri-City Herald staffDecember 21, 2011 

KENNEWICK -- A former Tri-City football standout was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of prowling cars in Kennewick.

Kennewick police arrested Drew R. Loftus, 18, of Kennewick, about 2:30 a.m. when a woman called police after her dogs started barking at someone outside.

Officers found Loftus nearby and believed he might have been under the influence of alcohol, said Sgt. Ken Lattin.

The incident happened on the 3500 block of South Conway Place.

Loftus was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of being a minor under the influence and of vehicle prowling.

He is a 2011 Kennewick High School graduate and was most valuable player for Division 3A in the Columbia Basin Big Nine.

He was attending college at the University of Hawaii, where he was listed as a wide receiver for the 2011 season.

"Strange noises or unusual dog barking is usually an indicator of someone in your neighborhood who is up to no good," Lattin said in a news release.

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