KENNEWICK -- Kennewick police arrested two men at 6:30 a.m. Saturday for trying to steal scrap metal to sell.
The men were gathering scrap metal at the Lampson metal yard at 416 N. Kingwood St., Kennewick, when they were spotted by Kennewick employee Earl Young, who called the police.
Curtis R. Copstead, 57, of West Richland, and Kendall K. Nida, 48, of Benton City, took off in a small RV.
They stopped and parked on the north side of a furniture store at Columbia Drive and Highway 397 in Kennewick. They started to run away but Copstead was quickly caught by officers.
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Nida ran west on Columbia Drive but also was caught.
Both were booked into the Benton County jail and are being held on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, attempted theft and trespassing.
Kennewick man suffers several stab wounds
KENNEWICK -- A Kennewick man was stabbed several times Friday night after an argument with a relative at his apartment.
Kennewick police were called to Kennewick General Hospital at 8:55 p.m. after Adrian Mountainchief, 27, of Kennewick, arrived there with several stab wounds.
Police are looking for Jose G. Robles Jr., 23, who is related to Mountainchief but reportedly a transient.
Mountainchief was listed in serious condition Saturday but expected to recover.
The incident reportedly happened at 601 S. Kent St., in apartment G-202, where officers found a 4-inch knife believed to have been used in the stabbing.
Anyone with information on Robles' whereabouts should call the Kennewick Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 586-8477, 800-222-8477 or go to www.tricitiescimestoppers.org.