Police try to identify man who used stolen credit card

By Paula Horton, Tri-City HeraldSeptember 27, 2012 

Kennewick police are seeking the public's help identifying a suspect who used a stolen credit card to buy $700 worth of clothing and golf equipment.

The suspect used the card Sept. 21 after a golfer at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course lost his wallet and cellphone while playing golf.

After his round, the victim tried to cancel his credit card and found $708 already had been charged at Golf Universe in Kennewick, police said.

Video footage from the business showed the suspect using the stolen card. The suspect has short, dark hair and wears prescription glasses, documents said.

An image of the suspect, taken from the surveillance video, was released by Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity is asked to call 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips also can be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest. All call are confidential.

Oregon robbery suspect arrested in Walla Walla

A suspect wanted in connection with an Oregon robbery was found working in Walla Walla as a tattoo artist, police said.

Walla Walla police were called Tuesday afternoon by officers in McMinnville, Ore., who said Michael Ray Beals II was in Walla Walla, said Officer Tim Bennett.

Beals, 25, had a warrant for his arrest for second-degree robbery and third-degree assault out of Yamhill County Circuit Court, Bennett said. The bail on the warrant is $150,000.

Officers went to the tattoo shop where Beals was said to be working and arrested him. Beals was booked into the Walla Walla County jail and is awaiting extradition to Oregon.

Pasco man being sought on escape allegations

Pasco police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are searching for a Pasco man wanted by the state Department of Corrections.

Miguel A. Paniagua, 20, is 5-foot-3, 135 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on his left shoulder.

He was last known to be living on West Pearl Street.

Paniagua is wanted by DOC on a felony warrant for escape from community custody on an original charge of second-degree assault.

Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.

Anyone with information about Paniagua's whereabouts is asked to call 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips also can be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.

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