KENNEWICK — A party at a Kennewick apartment ended with a bang early Wednesday after partygoers started leaving without helping the host clean up.
Donald Joseph Sbragia, 37, fired a gun into the air and pistol-whipped two people after confronting them as they were leaving his party, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Sbragia apparently held a party at his home at 1548 N. Edison St. and got upset when people started leaving without helping clean up, Lattin said.
It was not clear how many guests were at the party, but Sbragia confronted three of them in the parking lot as they were leaving, Lattin said.
Sbragia allegedly fired a shot in the air, pistol-whipped two of the guests on the back of the head, then pointed the gun at all three of them, Lattin said.
He was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of three counts of first-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a gun.
Suspect sought in Burbank robbery
BURBANK — Two victims standing outside a Burbank convenience store were robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday, authorities said.
The suspect may be connected to another robbery in Pasco shortly before the robbery in Burbank was reported, said Walla Walla County sheriff's Capt. Bill White.
Details about Pasco's incident were not released.
The robbery happened in Burbank about 12:30 a.m. outside the SunMart store at Humorist Street and Apple Lane, White said.
The victims said the suspect was believed to be armed with a small-caliber semi-automatic pistol with a silver barrel and a dark-colored grip.
The robber demanded wallets from the two victims, getting $4 from one and an undisclosed amount of cash from the other, White said.
No vehicles were seen or heard in the area before or after the robbery that the victims could connect with the suspect, White said.
The store's security video will be checked to try to help identify the suspect, he said.
Victims described the suspect as a clean-shaven Hispanic teen, around 14-17 years old, about 5-foot-6 and weighing 125-130 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue pullover hooded sweatshirt with dark baggy jeans.
White said shortly before the Burbank robbery there was a report of a robbery in Pasco that involved two men in a pickup. The description of the passenger involved in Pasco's robbery could match the description of Burbank's robber, he said.
Walla Walla County detectives will be working with Pasco police to see if the robberies are connected, White said.
Anyone with information about the Burbank incident is asked to call the sheriff's office at 509-524-5400 or 866-527-3268.
Kennewick stalker suspect sought
KENNEWICK — A Kennewick man suspected of stalking a former acquaintance is being sought by Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers.
Rex Campbell Davis II, 59, is 6-foot, 190 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be living in Kennewick or Spokane and also has used the alias Martin Warren.
Davis is wanted for domestic violence stalking.
He also is a person of interest in several incidents involving the victim's employer since being served with a restraining order.
Police suspect Davis may be responsible for nails that were put in the parking lot where the victim works and where the victim's relatives work.
Someone also printed out fliers with derogatory statements about the business and has handed them out in Pasco, police said.
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.
Anyone with information about Davis' whereabouts can call 586-8477 or visit www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips can also be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).
All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
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