PROSSER -- Prosser police are looking for a man who robbed the Horse Heaven Hills Truck Stop on Sunday.
The man is described as being about 5-foot-5 and skinny with curly brown hair.
He reportedly walked into the truck stop about 2:30 a.m. with a bandanna covering his face, showed a handgun to the clerk and demanded money from the cash register be placed into a bag.
The man then stole the clerk's car, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosser Police Department at 786-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prosser police investigate suicide attempt by inmate
PROSSER -- Prosser police are investigating an apparent suicide attempt by a jail inmate.
Police said a 32-year-old male, whose name was not released, tried to hang himself last week using a blanket tied to a cell door.
A jail employee saw him struggling and called a police sergeant, who subsequently freed the unconscious prisoner from the blanket, a news release said.
Police said the inmate was taken to PMH Medical Center in Prosser for treatment and observation. He since has been released to the care of his family.
Walla Walla police officer injures ankle during chase
WALLA WALLA -- A Walla Walla police officer broke her ankle early Monday while chasing after a felon who had a warrant for his arrest, authorities said.
The officer, who has not been identified, contacted Devon R.P. Millar, 20, around 1 a.m. because of suspicious circumstances and found he had warrants, said Officer Tim Bennett.
When the officer tried to arrest Millar, he broke free, ran off and jumped into the Mill Creek channel off Colville Street, he said.
The officer also jumped into the channel, which is when she was injured. Another officer assisted her, and the injured ankle was discovered to be fractured at the hospital. Millar remains on the lam.
Walla Walla police look into Sunday drive-by shooting
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla police are investigating an early-morning drive-by shooting.
A report of several shots being fired was called in around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West Chestnut, and officers found six bullet casings from a medium-caliber semi-automatic handgun on the ground.
No injuries were reported, and no property damage was found.
Gang detectives from the city's Special Teams Unit is handling the investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting are urged to call detectives at 509-527-1960.