Kennewick officials look into 7 burglaries

Tri-City HeraldDecember 4, 2013 

Kennewick police are investigating seven burglaries over the weekend in which three vehicles were stolen.

The burglaries all appear to be related but no suspects were arrested, said Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin.

Three auto businesses in the same area were burglarized overnight Friday into Saturday morning.

Someone broke into Blue Ribbon Recovery, 120 W. Entiat Ave., after taking apart a gate.

Then, an outside lockbox was broken open and 25 sets of car keys were taken. A black Ford Ranger Splash was then driven through the business' north security fence, police said.

Another burglary 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 similar way.

It's unclear if anything was taken. Security video shows one suspect going through the cars, but no one was identified, said police.

The same night someone broke into Accurate Automotive, 310 W. Columbia Dr., through a secured fence. Someone went through at least one car and took a duffle bag.

Then, on Saturday night or Sunday morning a gold Chevrolet 1500 pickup was stolen from Premier Woodworks, 100 W. Canal Dr., police said. The gate was pried open and some small items were stolen.

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

Police responded to a burglary at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Bennett Rentals, 303 N. Fruitland St., after an alarm was tripped. Police said they found the door was forced open but the alarm likely scared off the burglar before anything was taken.

Also, Haps RV Storage, next to Blue Ribbon Recovery on Entiat Avenue, had two storage units broken into, police said. Various tools were taken sometime since Nov. 27.

Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 586-TIPS (8477).

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