Five vehicles stolen in Kennewick this weekend

December 30, 2013 

— Five vehicles and two license plates were stolen in Kennewick over the weekend, according to Kennewick police.

Most of the thefts targeted Hondas, according to Kennewick police. Police advise citizens to be aware of suspicious people in their neighborhood.

Also, Kennewick residents should check and make sure their vehicles have both license plates, according to Kennewick police. It’s common for car thieves to steal license plates to then place on stolen cars to make it more difficult to find stolen cars.

A gray 1996 Honda Civic was stolen from the 300 block of West Kennewick Avenue after 9 p.m. on Friday, according to Kennewick police. Brandon Kirkendall said the vehicle, with the license plate AJS9030, was locked and he has the only keys.

Beau Melius’ work truck was taken from his driveway on the 2000 block of West Seventh Avenue sometime during Saturday night, according to Kennewick police. The bronze 2003 Chevrolet 3500 1 ton dully pickup belongs to Valmont Northwest. The Washington license is #B28322S, with VIN #1GBJK34633E223295. There are copper leads on one side and tool boxes with numbers 007 on the other. The truck and equipment is valued at about $70,000.

Greg Hunsaker’s 1997 Dark Green Honda Accord was stolen sometime Saturday night from the 700 block of North Center Park Way. The Washington license plate is 279XNA.

A silver 1997 Honda Accord, license plate 436-ZGR was taken from a driveway on the 8000 block of West Hood Avenue, sometime between 6:10 and 8:15 a.m. Sunday, according to police. Michael Lye had locked the Honda.

Someone may have tried to steal a 1993 green Honda Accord from 2400 block of South Irving sometime Saturday night. David Long reported that someone had entered his vehicle and noted damage to the ignition. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, according to police.

On Saturday, two license plates were stolen from 8700 block of West Falls Avenue and the 1100 block of North Columbia Center Boulevard. The license plate, WA 595ZTT was stolen off of Debra Hanson’s 2001 Chevy Blazer and the license plate WA B90749R was stolen off of Ronald Waubauger’s Dodge Ram pickup.

To call and give a confidential tip, call Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go to

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