A Pasco man accused of pointing a gun at another motorist during a road rage incident was arrested Sunday, police said.
Pasco police arrested Severiano Castellanos, 19, after stopping him in the 1600 block of Court Street, said Capt. Jim Raymond.
Dispatchers received 911 calls from drivers in the area of Sylvester Street and 14th Avenue reporting a reckless driver who almost caused a crash, Raymond said.
Castellanos also reportedly pointed a handgun at another driver who confronted him about his reckless behavior, Raymond said.
Officers recovered a loaded semi-automatic gun from Castellanos's car after his arrest.
He was booked into the Franklin County jail on suspicion of second-degree assault.
Oregon police seek witnesses to crash
Oregon State Police are looking for four or more occupants of a pickup who witnessed an early-morning fatal motorcycle crash near Pendleton last week.
The wreck was on Highway 11 about 13 miles north of Pendleton on Oct. 2. Officials say they were told four or more people in a silver mid-2000s Chevrolet crew cab pickup saw the collision.
The crash was not reported, but was discovered around 12:15 a.m. by Trooper Trampas McCrae.
Carl W. Peak, 61, of Pendleton, was on a 2006 Harley-Davidson when he wrecked. He died about five hours later at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla.
Alcohol may be a factor, officials said.
The potential witnesses are asked to call McCrae at 541-278-4090, ext. 4818.
Officials seek help identifying woman
Sheriff's officials in Douglas County are seeking help identifying a woman found dead with "suspicious injuries" Saturday.
The body was found by a citizen at 5:16 p.m. near Bridgeport and Brewster, in rural Douglas County, said Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal.
Investigators are treating the death as a homicide and don't yet have an identity of the victim.
She is described as being about 20-40 years old, possibly Hispanic or Native American, 5-foot-4 and about 130-150 pounds.
She was wearing a silver ring with a purple stone on her left middle finger and a square-faced watch with a black band on her left wrist.
She also has a small tattoo of a flower on her left breast and a vertical scar just below her navel.
Anyone with information about the woman can call Douglas County sheriff's deputies at 509-884-0941 or through the dispatch center at 509-663-9911.
Registered sex offender living in Pasco
A sex offender considered highly likely to reoffend is living in Pasco, authorities said.
Leeshawn Anthony Butcher, 31, has told police he doesn't have a permanent address but is living in Pasco.
Butcher is 5-foot-6, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
He was convicted in 1998, 2000 and 2002 of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. All three convictions were in Benton County.
He also has two convictions for failing to register as a sex offender in 2006 and 2010.
Butcher is not wanted by police, but is required to tell them where he is living.
Information about Butcher and other registered sex offenders in Franklin County can be accessed online. Go to the Franklin County website at www.co.franklin.wa.us/sheriff and click on the Offender Watch.
-- Paula Horton: 582-1556; firstname.lastname@example.org