Two more arrests have been made in connection with an investigation into Monday's gang-related drive-by shooting in Kennewick.
Detectives searched the home Thursday targeted by the shooters -- 704 S. Hawthorne St. -- and recovered bullets and bullet fragments from the outside of the house, said Mike Blatman, Kennewick police spokesman.
Inside the house, investigators found drugs, a large-caliber firearm and gang-related paraphernalia, he said.
The victims in the case are rival gang members of the seven suspects arrested so far and have not cooperated with the investigation, Blatman said.
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"We strive every day to live up to our motto of 'Committed to Your Safety,' " said Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg. "However, if you engage in criminal gang activity at any level in our communities, regardless of being the aggressor of the victim, we will continue to pursue this criminal activity relentlessly and put people in jail."
Two residents in the home were arrested Thursday. Candida Suarez, 21, of Kennewick, was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of making false statements and three misdemeanor warrants.
Bobby Rojas, 28, of Kennewick, was arrested on unrelated felony and misdemeanor warrants.
Police said additional arrests are anticipated, and prosecutors are reviewing the reports to see if additional charges are warranted.
Two homes were hit in Monday's shooting, but no one was injured. This is the second time the home at 704 S. Hawthorne St. has been targeted by rival gang members, police said.
Kennewick raid leads to drug charge arrests
Three Kennewick residents were arrested on drug charges as part of an ongoing investigation by Kennewick police's Criminal Apprehension Team.
The arrests were made Thursday night after CAT detectives and the Tri-City Regional SWAT Team raided a home at 8206 W. Bruneau Place.
"A plethora of drug paraphernalia, cocaine, marijuana and heroin" were found inside the home, said Cpl. Ryan Kelly.
Benjamin Lowe, 29, was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of possessing heroin and delivering heroin, and Dual Eldrige, 44, was jailed on two counts of delivering heroin and one count of possessing heroin.
Lowe and Eldrige were the subjects of the investigation, but while detectives were in the home they also found use to arrest Melissa Quandt, Kelly said.
Quandt, 28, was jailed on suspicion of possessing cocaine.
Franklin County robot used to aid in search
Franklin County's new underwater search and rescue robot has been put to use in Grant County to look for a Moses Lake man missing since December.
The SARbot was used to search the Potholes Reservoir on Thursday, which is near where Dan Toya's unoccupied, locked truck was found Dec. 23.
Toya, 64, apparently went missing while taking his dog for a walk near Samson's Beach. He was reported missing by his wife after he failed to return home with the family's 10-month-old golden Labrador retriever.
Toya said he was taking Molly for a walk after leaving a Moses Lake veterinarian's office.
A side-scanning sonar boat from Boise searched the reservoir in the days after Toya went missing, but nothing was found.
Sheriff's officials said the SARbot "worked well" but Toya was not found. Deputies plan to use the SARbot again.
Franklin County sheriff's officials and coroner worked for two years to raise enough money to get the remote-controlled search and rescue robot to help with water rescues.
Four deputies began training on the SARbot on Feb. 13, and a few days later, it was used to search for passengers in a submerged vehicle in north Franklin County.