A 17-year-old Richland boy was arrested Friday after he shot a crossbow and hit one woman in the head and wounded a second woman in the stomach, authorities said.
The incident happened at a home on Riverside Drive between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., said Benton County sheriff's Sgt. Steve Caughey.
Medics were called to a home in the 800 block of Grosscup Boulevard in West Richland just before 10 a.m. to treat a woman with an arrow in her stomach.
West Richland officers determined it happened in the county and turned the investigation over to the sheriff's office, said West Richland Police Chief Brian McElroy.
Caughey credited the cooperation of officers from West Richland and the Richland police departments for helping track down the teen.
Officers were able to figure out that when the he shot the crossbow, the arrow ended up glancing off a woman's head, then hit the second woman in the stomach, he said.
Their injuries were not life-threatening, Caughey said.
The teen was booked into the juvenile detention center for investigation of felony assault.
Police arrest wanted Kennewick man hiding in playpen's blankets
A 26-year-old Kennewick man wanted in New Mexico was arrested by Kennewick police after his young daughter told officers her dad was hiding under the blankets in a playpen.
Kennewick police went to a home in the 1700 block of South Auburn Street looking for Kevin P. Romero, who allegedly was involved in a hit-and-run crash near First Avenue and Olympia Street on Monday, police said.
Romero was suspected of racing in a Ford Mustang with another Mustang down Kennewick Avenue.
Romero sped onto First Avenue and went through the intersection on Olympia Street at such a high speed he went airborne for about 70 feet, police said.
Romero then lost control and hit a Chevy truck, ripping the rear axle from the truck, police said.
He then jumped out of the car and took off, reportedly leaving his wife and small child behind in the car.
The next day, officers went to the Auburn Street home looking for Romero, but a woman said he was not there and refused to let officers inside, police said.
Officers surrounded the home and began to get a search warrant, but a short time later the woman let them inside.
When officers began looking for him, Romero's daughter told them he was hiding in the playpen.
Romero was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of hit and run, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and domestic violence assault.
Officers also confirmed Romero was wanted on a felony warrant in Bernalillo County, N.M., for failing to comply with probation conditions on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and battery, court documents said,
Romero is being held without bail on a fugitive from justice charge.