Two Tri-Citians were arrested early Friday in connection with two separate domestic violence assaults in Kennewick.
In one incident, a 36-year-old man allegedly was stabbed by his wife, said Kennewick police Officer Aaron Hamel. The man's injury was not life-threatening.
The second involved a 27-year-old woman who was attacked by her ex-boyfriend, Hamel said.
In the first attack, Kennewick police were called at 12:17 a.m. to a 911 hang-up call at 8108 W. Clearwater Place, but when officers arrived, no one was home, Hamel said.
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A short time later, police were called by staff at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland after a man arrived in the emergency room with a stab wound from a knife, Hamel said.
Officer's went back to the Clearwater Place home with a search warrant and arrested the man's wife, Shannon Noggles, 40, on suspicion of second-degree assault involving domestic violence.
Noggles was booked into the Benton County jail. Her husband later was released from Kadlec.
Police investigated the second domestic violence-related assault just after 2 a.m. when they were called to 440 N. Volland St., Hamel said.
The victim said her ex-boyfriend, David Duran, 28, of Richland, had kicked her in the head and strangled her, Hamel said.
Duran was arrested and also jailed on suspicion of second-degree assault involving domestic violence.
Man arrested in thefts of construction tools
Richland police said they have arrested a suspect who may be linked to several construction site thefts in Richland and Kennewick.
Investigators have estimated the value of items stolen at more than $60,000.
Chad P. Quigley, 38, of Richland, was arrested Thursday after officers got a call about tools being stolen from a construction site in the 2500 block of Columbia Center Boulevard, said Capt. Mike Cobb.
Officers contacted a witness who saw someone force open a cargo trailer used to store tools and linked the theft to Quigley, Cobb said.
Quigley's vehicle was tracked down and he was arrested when officers served a warrant to search his apartment, Cobb said.
The department's Street Crimes Unit also found stolen property in Pasco that was linked to two other construction site thefts in Richland, he said.
Cobb also told the Herald that some of the stolen items are believed to have been already sold or transferred out of the area.
Officers said they have linked Quigley to four construction site theft cases and are still investigating if he is responsible for other similar thefts in Richland and Kennewick.
Quigley was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of three counts of first-degree theft and possession of burglary tools.
Heppner man arrested in drunken driving crash
A 38-year-old Heppner man was arrested Thursday after allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and crashing his truck south of Hermiston.
Oregon State Police troopers said Jerry Lee Manley was speeding in the northbound lanes of Highway 207 near Big Butter Creek Road, when he lost control of his 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 and crashed.
Manley and his passenger, Mauna Kay Patterson, 51, of Pendleton, were taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston, troopers said. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
When Manley was released from the hospital, he was booked into the Umatilla County jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, third-degree assault, recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving.
He was also cited for driving with a suspended license.
The crash happened at 6:50 p.m. near the Umatilla-Morrow county line.
Oregon State Police officials said this crash is a reminder for people planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day during the weekend to drive sober or risk arrest -- or hurting or killing someone.
Officials said drivers should remember that "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving."
"Unfortunately, one of the most widely celebrated days of the year all too often shares the distinction of being associated with a sadder reality -- too many people are driving drunk and endangering themselves and others on the road," said OSP Sgt. Greg Plummer. "Don't risk hurting or killing yourself or someone else. Even if you've had just a few drinks, don't kid yourself into thinking you can be lucky enough to get home."
Last year, Oregon troopers arrested 16 drivers for impaired driving between noon March 17 and 4 a.m. March 18.
Law enforcement officers in the Tri-Cities will be out in force for the St. Patrick's holiday weekend conducting extra DUI patrols.