Crime Stoppers seek Kennewick burglary suspect

By Paula Horton, Tri-City HeraldOctober 20, 2012 

Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are seeking the public's help identifying a suspect who broke into a home and stole marijuana, electronics and alcohol.

Three suspects broke into a home at 114 N. Irby St. around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, and police released an image Friday of one suspect that was captured on a security camera installed in the home by the homeowner, authorities said.

The resident reportedly told officers that he's a medical marijuana user and believes his home has been targeted for the drugs, police said.

He said he installed the camera system in the home because of previous burglaries.

The suspects in Thursday's burglary got into the home by breaking a sliding glass door, police said. The suspects were wearing gloves, but one suspect was caught looking right into the camera during the break-in.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the burglary can call Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers. org. Tips can also 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 calls are confidential.

Grant County officials identify homicide victim

Grant County sheriff's detectives have identified one homicide victim found in a ditch near Moses Lake, but still are trying to get information on a woman found shot to death near Mattawa.

No suspects have been arrested in either case, but officials say investigators are making progress on both homicides.

The first investigator began Tuesday when a woman's body was found by a hunter near the Columbia River south of Mattawa.

Officials say the woman, who was shot, appears to be Hispanic and in her 30s.

Detectives are following leads to get an ID on the woman, officials said. Earlier this week they asked the public to give them any information about missing friends or relatives.

The man found dead Wednesday in a ditch near Moses Lake has been identified as Tracy C. Fullbright, 29, of Soap Lake.

Fullbright was shot, officials said.

Officials said they have received tips through the special crime tips email that has provided leads in both cases.

Anyone with information about the homicides can call Grant County sheriff's detectives at 509-754-2011, ext. 468, or by email at crimetips@co. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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