An alert citizen helped Hermiston police catch a Hermiston man, who has 12 previous arrests, for allegedly trying to break into a community outreach building.
Officers were called to the Agape House, 500 W. Harper Road., around 2 a.m. when a citizen in the area saw shadows and heard glass breaking, said Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston.
When officers searched the area, they found Terrance W. Seibel, 41, hiding between the building and some storage containers, Edmiston said.
Seibel, who had three warrants out for his arrest, was booked into the Umatilla County jail on suspicion of attempted burglary, possessing burglary tools, possessing meth and unlawful entry to a motor vehicle.
"This is yet another example of an offender on the streets that has yet to be held accountable for past actions, hence the three arrest warrants," Edmiston said. "Over the years, our agency alone has arrested Mr. Seibel 12 times and charged him with 40 different things."
Kennewick man, 32, arrested for illegally firing gun into home
A 32-year-old Kennewick man who arrived at a hospital for treatment of a possible gunshot wound to his head was arrested after officers determined he illegally fired a gun in a Kennewick home.
Officers and emergency room staff at Kennewick General Hospital determined that Michael Silvernail had not been shot but did have a cut on the back of his head that needed staples to close.
Silvernail did, however, have what appeared to be gun powder tattooing on the back of his left hand from a firearm discharge, police said.
Silvernail was intoxicated and uncooperative at the hospital, and his father-in-law told police all he knows is he was called to pick up Silvernail at a home in the 6000 block of West 37th Ave.
Officers then determined that Silvernail and the resident had gotten into a wrestling match, which led to the cut on his head.
Sometime later a loaded .44-caliber handgun was put on the counter and Silvernail reportedly picked it up and pulled the trigger, police said.
A round fired into the bathroom sink.
Silvernail, who is a convicted felon, was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of unlawful discharge of a firearm in city limits and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The gun was recovered by police.
Adams County man arrested in shooting at known acquaintance
A 28-year-old Adams County man was arrested for allegedly shooting at a known acquaintance over a disagreement from several years ago, authorities said.
Adams County sheriff's deputies got several calls about the shooting about nine miles north of Othello in the 2700 block of Tice Road around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Undersheriff John Hunt said Tuesday.
When officers arrived, they learned the suspect, Everado Martinez-Garcia, had run away from the area.
Deputies, with help from Grant County sheriff's deputies and Royal City police, were able to track him down and arrest him a short time later, Hunt said.
The victim, a 47-year-old Sunnyside man, was not hurt in the shooting.
Martinez-Garcia was booked into the Adams County jail on suspicion of first-degree assault and alien in possession of a firearm.
Grandview man dies 9 days after high-speed crash in sunnyside
A 27-year-old Grandview man died nine days after he was thrown from his SUV during a high-speed wreck in Sunnyside.
Albert L. Leija was not wearing a seat belt when he crashed his 2005 Chevy Trailblazer early Oct. 29 in the 1200 block of Midvale Road, officials said.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Leija about 30 feet from the SUV, which police said apparently had tumbled end over end three or four times.
Skid marks indicated Leija's SUV had gone about 120 feet before crossing the center line, traveling across the road and hitting the curb and sidewalk, authorities said.
Leija, who was a laborer at a food processing plant, had been at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland since the wreck.
He died Nov. 7, according to a death notice submitted Monday to the Herald.