Kennewick police are continuing to investigate a stabbing early Sunday near downtown Kennewick.
The victim was stabbed several times, but no suspects or persons of interest have been identified, Sgt. Ken Lattin told the Herald on Monday.
"Nobody wants to cooperate," Lattin said. "But this is not a closed case."
Lattin said detectives are committed to continuing the investigation and holding the assailant accountable. They also are investigating whether the incident is gang-related, he said.
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Emilio Garza, 21, of Pasco, was found in the area of Kennewick Avenue and South Auburn Street around 12:30 a.m. Sunday by an officer on routine patrol.
Garza is believed to have been stabbed in the alley, a few feet from where he was found, Lattin said.
Garza was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition was not released Monday, but Lattin said he is expected to survive his injuries.
The knife used in the attack has not been found.
Anyone with information on the assault can contact Kennewick police through the nonemergency dispatch line at 628-0333 or Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at 586-8477 or www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.
Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Kennewick woman's pain medication stolen
A 58-year-old Kennewick woman had her prescription pain medication stolen during a home-invasion robbery late Sunday, police said.
Officers were dispatched to the woman's home in the 200 block of South Olympia Street at 10:45 p.m. after she reported she had been robbed, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
The woman told officers that she heard a knock on her door about 20 minutes earlier and when she opened it, two masked men forced their way in, Lattin said.
The suspects demanded prescription drugs and gold jewelry, he said. She was not hurt.
Pain medication, cash and jewelry were stolen with the woman's purse, Lattin said.
Detectives have a person of interest they are looking for but are not yet releasing the man's name.
Lattin also said the robbery doesn't appear to be random, and there may have been a prior relationship between the victim and the person of interest.
Fire destroys trailer in Pasco
A Pasco trailer was destroyed by fire early Monday at the Arrowhead Campground RV Park, officials said.
Pasco firefighters were called at 12:30 a.m. to the RV park at 3120 N. Commercial Ave., and when they arrived, a fifth-wheel trailer was fully engulfed in flames, said Capt. Dave Hare.
The man living there was already out and fire crews were able to keep the flames contained to the single unit, Hare said.
No one was hurt, but the trailer was destroyed.
Thirteen Pasco firefighters who were on scene were able to quickly contain the blaze. Crews were on the scene for about 90 minutes, Hare said. Investigators are still trying to determine a cause.
Hare did offer a general safety warning to residents to keep an eye on their heating units. Heating-related fires can be an issue during the spring and fall when it's warm during the day but still gets cold a night.
The heaters don't come on during the day because it's so warm, but if the unit is set to automatically turn on, it could become a problem at night if there are items left on the heating units, he said.
Pasco man dies in Bend, Ore., crash
A Pasco man has been identified as being killed in a two-car crash near Bend on Saturday. The second driver was also killed.
Oregon State Police said Jesus Ramirez Larios, 33, died after his Nissan Sentra crossed the center line on Highway 20W and collided head-on with a car driven by a Bend man.
The crash was at 6:45 p.m. Saturday between Bend and Sisters.
Oregon State Police Sgt. David MacKenzie said a witness was in the process of calling 911 to report a 2001 Nissan Sentra was driving recklessly, when the crash happened.
Dean Hale, 62, the driver of the 2006 Subaru wagon, also died at the scene.
His wife, Patricia Meehan, 59, of Bend, was flown to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with critical injuries.
Hale and Meehan were wearing seat belts. Ramirez Larios was not, MacKenzie said.
Crash kills Grandview man in Sunnyside
A Grandview man was killed Monday morning in Sunnyside when he was thrown from a car after the driver lost control, causing it to roll several times, said the Washington State Patrol.
Alfredo Rivera, 32, died at the scene of the 10:30 a.m. crash at 5672 Van Belle Road, troopers said.
Rivera was a passenger in the 1992 Honda Accord, driven by Rigoberto Rivera, 35, of Granger.
Troopers say Rigoberto Rivera was speeding on Van Belle Road and lost control as he passed a semi. The Honda left the road and rolled several times, causing all three passengers to be thrown out.
Rigoberto Rivera was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His condition was not immediately known Monday.
A third occupant, Veronica Lopez, 19, was treated for a minor injury at Sunnyside Hospital. Troopers said they didn't know what town she lived in.
All three people in the car were not wearing seat belts, troopers said. The wreck remains under investigation.
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