Vehicles stolen in Kennewick burglaries

Tri-City HeraldDecember 2, 2013 

Kennewick Police are investigating seven burglaries reported this weekend in the city, in which several cars were stolen.

The burglaries all appear to be related and no suspects had been found, said Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin.

Three auto businesses in the same area were burglarized overnight Friday into Saturday in similar manners, police said.

A sport utility vehicle was taken from Blue Ribbon Recovery, 120 W. Entiat Ave., police said, after the suspect into the shop by taking apart part of the fence gate. An outside lock box was broken into and 25 sets of car keys were taken. A black Ford Ranger Splash was taken and apparently driven through the business’s north security fence, police said. Police collected a set of pliers as evidence and are collecting evidence on the stolen SUV.

Another robbery was reported at Jack’s Superior Body, 310 W. Columbia Dr., where three cars were prowled on the property, police said. The suspect got into the shop by breaking into the yard in a manner similar to the robbery at Blue Ribbon. Police said there was no obvious property taken from the cars, but at least three had been gone through. Video shows one suspect going through the cars, but no one could be identified.

Accurate Automotive, 310 W. Columbia Dr., was burglarized through a secured fence in the same manner as the other businesses, police said. Someone went through at least one car and took a duffle bag, which was seen in the Jack’s burglary video, police said. Accurate Automotive does not have video surveillance.

More businesses were burglarized Saturday night into Sunday, police said.

A gold Chevrolet 1500 pickup was stolen from Premier Woodworks, 100 W. Canal Dr., police said. The gate there had been pried open. Smaller property was also taken.

The truck was found at another burglary the same night at Golden Crown Auto Sales, 553 E. Columbia Dr., where a part of the fence had been taken apart, police said. A black 2000 Nissan Sentra was stolen, along with other property.

Police responded to a burglary at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Bennett Rentals, 303 N. Fruitland St., after an alarm tripped just before 9 p.m. Police said they found the door to be forced open. Police said the alarm appeared to have scared off the suspect or suspects, since the building was cleared and no one was found. The owner checked the building and yard and found nothing missing.

Haps RV Storage, which backs up to Blue Ribbon Recovery at 120 W. Entiat Ave., had two storage units broken into, police said. Various tools were stolen from the business. Police only know that the break-in at Haps happened since Wednesday Nov. 27, the last time the owner was there.

Investigators were working on several leads Monday, police said. Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 586-TIPS (8477).

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