Kennewick shooting may have gang ties

BY THE TRI-CITY HERALDDecember 25, 2012 

A Kennewick man was shot in the leg early Sunday in a possible gang-related incident.

Kennewick police were called to a shooting in the 1100 block of 10th Avenue at 12:30 a.m., according to the Kennewick Police Department. The wound was not life threatening, said police.

Police still are investigating what happened. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 586-8477, 800-222-8477 or go to

Pasco woman injured in car crash in Richland

A Pasco woman was hurt Monday morning when her car hit another vehicle waiting at a stoplight in Richland.

Katrina R. Dalby, 41, was driving west in a Honda Accord on Highway 240 when she drove into a Jeep Wrangler driven by Nicholas Schoengarth, 50, of Richland.

He was stopped at the traffic signal at the intersection with Van Giesen Street, said the Washington State Patrol.

Schoengarth's Jeep than hit the vehicle stopped in front of him, a Chevrolet Equinox driven by Harry Burke, 75, of Burbank.

Dalby's Honda was totaled, and she was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Her condition was not available.

Neither Schoengarth nor Burke were seriously injured. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Two-car collision north of Richland injures 1

A Mattawa man was hurt Sunday when a Kennewick driver hit his car in snowy conditions about 35 miles north of Richland.

Jose Garcia Perez, 29, was driving east on Highway 24 in a Honda Accord about 9 p.m., said the Washington State Patrol.

Joseph Norris, 30, was headed west in a Pontiac G6 when he lost control of his car and collided with Garcia Perez's car.

Both cars were totaled and Garcia Perez was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

Norris was unhurt.

The State Patrol said Norris was driving too fast for the conditions.

6 from Mattawa hurt in crash near Sunnyside

Six people from Mattawa were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening north of Sunnyside on Highway 241, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Troopers said a Ford Expedition was headed north at 5:30 p.m. when the driver lost control and hit a southbound Mitsubishi Mirage about 10 miles north of Sunnyside.

The driver of the Expedition, Francisca Ayala Prado, 40, was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital. Passenger Juan Mendoza, 17, also was taken to Sunnyside Community.

The driver of the Mirage, Israel Sanchez Sanchez, 26, also was taken to Sunnyside Community.

His passengers were taken to different hospitals. Angelica Martinez Abundez, 21, was taken to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center; Stephanie Martinez, 7, to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle; and Israel Sanchez, 2, to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

Prado was driving too fast for the weather conditions, said the state patrol.

Man sought for several warrants, auto theft

Authorities are looking for 50-year-old Dennis Ray Robinson, who is wanted on six warrants, as well as for burglary and auto theft.

Robinson broke into his former girlfriend's Kennewick home Dec. 17, stealing the keys to her Oldsmobile Alero, according to a release from Crime Stoppers of Tri-Cities.

He drove the car for a few blocks before crashing it at 10th Avenue and Vancouver Street.

Robinson is described as being 5-foot-8-inches tall and weighing 195 pounds. He has brown and gray hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his left shoulder.

If you have any information, call 586-8477 or 800-222-8477 or go to www.tri Callers may remain confidential and Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information leading to the arrest of any felony suspect.

Prosser man allegedly assaults, robs dancer

A Prosser man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a dancer at a bachelor party after she refused to "do more than dance," police said.

The dancer reported to Prosser police that she was sent to a party on Easy Street early Sunday, but when she arrived was told by the 55-year-old suspect that the party was over, but that he would pay her to dance for him.

She collected the fee and performed a dance, but told police the man assaulted and robbed her after she refused his requests for acts other than dancing.

The man, whose name was not released by police, was booked into the Benton County jail.

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