KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A 15-year-old Kennewick boy was arrested early Friday after allegedly being seen on the roof of a Kennewick store.
Kennewick police were called to Some Bagels, 810 S. Washington St., just after midnight after a passer-by reported seeing two people on the roof, said Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Officers were close by and caught the teen leaving the scene on foot, he said.
Officers also discovered there had been a break-in through the attic opening on the roof line of the business.
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A K-9 unit was called but the second suspect was not found.
Investigators are now reviewing security footage from a recent burglary at the same business to determine if the 15-year-old arrested Friday was involved.
Some Bagels was broken into early Sept. 3. The security video shows a male suspect kicking in the front door, walking through the store and opening the rear door for two suspects, police said.
The suspects then are seen pillaging the cash register and one suspect was seen using a mop handle to smash a surveillance camera, police said.
They were in the store for about three minutes.
17-year-old arrested, accused of stealing pistol last month
Kennewick police say they arrested a 17-year-old Kennewick boy for stealing a pistol last month.
The Glock handgun was reported stolen Aug. 9 from a home at 513 N. Perry St., said Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Investigators identified the teen as a suspect and questioned and arrested him Thursday.
The teen, who is a convicted felon, was booked into the juvenile detention center on suspicion of theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Officers are asking anyone with information about the theft to call police so they can recover the missing gun.
Anonymous tips can be made through Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers by calling 586-8477 or online at www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Crime Stoppers seek man wanted for skipping court
Pasco police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Pasco man wanted for skipping court hearings on multiple drug charges.
Guillermo Tapia-Torres, 23, is 5-foot-9, 150 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his face and neck.
He was last known to be living on North 13th Avenue in Pasco.
Tapia-Torres is wanted for several Benton County felony warrants to failure to appear on delivery of meth and possession of cocaine charges.
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.
Anyone with information about Tapia-Torres' whereabouts can call 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips can also be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).
All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Three people shot, injured outside home in Walla Walla
Three people outside a residence in the 1100 block of West Cherry Street in Walla Walla were wounded late Thursday night when shots were fired from an unknown passing vehicle, police said.
The two men and one woman in their early 20s suffered non-life threatening injuries, although at least one of the victims -- a man who recently has been staying at the residence at 1140 W. Cherry -- underwent surgery at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, police Sgt. Chris Buttice said.
The victims were not identified. Buttice said initial findings indicate the shooting may not have been directly related to gang activity.
No suspect had yet been identified and no arrests made.
Officials were notified of five or six shots fired about 11:35 p.m., with one neighbor seeing headlights on an unspecified type of car leaving the scene.
The victim who later had surgery suffered injuries to his arm and leg. The other man, who also reportedly has been staying at the residence, was hit in the arm.
After they were taken to St. Mary by ambulance, the woman arrived to check on them and it was discovered she suffered a glancing blow to her buttocks -- either from a bullet or flying gravel, Buttice said.
The house next door at 1144 W. Cherry also was hit several times, but probably because it was in the line of fire, he added.
The type of weapon and the number of times each victim was struck still were under investigation this morning. Interviews with the victims were pending.
Buttice said the shooting apparently was not connected with recent reports of shots fired in town or directly tied to gangs. "The evidence would not support any link," he said.
Although the man who had surgery is known to associate with gang members and police have responded to gang-related complaints such as parties and a fight at the house in the past, the shooting is not believed to have stemmed from rival gang animosities.