Woman gets hostile with Kennewick cops

June 7, 2014 

A 25-year-old woman was arrested Saturday morning at the Home Depot store in Kennewick.

Police were called to the story ab about 11:30 a.m. because of reports that a woman was being held against her will, the KPD reported.

Upon arriving, officers tried to communicate with Leticia Rubalcava but she became hostile while constantly reaching for her handbag. Police believe she lives in Kennewick but were not certain.

Once police talked to other witnesses it was determined the people Rubalcava claimed were holding her against her will were actually trying to help her and were concerned for her safety, police said.

Refusing to cooperate with officer's commands, the woman was placed handcuffed on her for safety as she screamed irrational statements to police. Once she was safely in the patrol car, Rubalcava began to act as if she was passing out. When officers opened the door to check on her she sprang out of the car and started screaming and laughing.

Rubalcava was then arrested and transported to Trios Medical Center to be checked out, then later taken into jail. A sizable amount of methamphetamine was found in her bag. She was booked into the Benton County Jail for obstructing, resisting arrest and possession of methamphetamine.

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