Crime

Crime

Car plows into cement truck on Richland bypass highway

A Pasco woman was hospitalized Tuesday after her car was slammed into the back of a cement truck on Highway 240 in Richland. The cement mixer was stopped at a rail crossing at 10:55 a.m. near Robertson Drive on the bypass highway.

Crime

Kennewick, Othello women hurt in crash near Connell

Women from Kennewick and Othello were injured in a crash six miles west of Connell on Highway 260 Monday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Luzero Flores of Othello and Nancy James of Kennewick were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

Crime

Former head of Richland home for juvenile felons pleads guilty

The former acting administrator at a home for juvenile offenders in Richland pleaded guilty to a felony and gross misdemeanor after having sexual contact with an 18-year-old felon housed at state’s Twin Rivers Community Facility. Mindi M. Stoker, 39, of Pasco, will not have to register as a sex offender because the felony is not a sex crime.

Crime

Man who killed Pasco couple in crash may serve 90 months

A Yakima man who admitted being high on drugs when his truck smashed into a car stopped on a Interstate 82, killing a Pasco couple, could spend less than eight years in prison. Brent A. Owens, 40, pleaded guilty last week in Yakima County Superior Court to two counts of vehicular homicide Leonard “Len” Shure, a Franklin County jail sergeant, and his wife, JoAn, died.

Crime

Man found dead near Mesa school identified

The Franklin County coroner has identified a man found dead in Mesa, Washington, near the elementary school. An autopsy showed the man had a tattoo of what appears to be a face with a toothy evil grin or “Joker” image on his upper right arm. The man was from Cottage Grove, Ore.

Crime

Pasco teen hurt in 4-car Kennewick wreck

A Pasco, Washington, girl was hurt after a four-car, chain-reaction collision Aug. 25, 2016, at Highway 395 and Yelm Street in Kennewick. A Pasco, Washington, driver was cited for following too close by the Washington State Patrol.

Crime

Oct. 29 forum to focus on Pasco community policing

The Latino Civic Alliance is organizing forums in Moses Lake and Pasco, Washington, to develop visions for community policing. People are encouraged to express their ideas on how to create safe, healthy communities. The Pasco, Washington, forum is Oct. 29.

Crime

50-year sentence ordered in 2011 Kennewick home invasion, jewelry store robbery

Vicente Guizar Figueroa, 21, was ordered Aug. 25, 2016, to serve 50 years in prison for the 2011 kidnapping of a Kennewick, Wash., family. Vicente Figueroa was one of three gunmen who forced their way into the home and ordered the father to take them to his store, Touchstone Jewelers, so they could steal the inventory. Vicente Figueroa already is serving almost 30 years in a California prison for a nearly identical crime.

Crime

Hermiston man shot during fight over woman

A Hermiston, Oregon, man was arrested after shooting another man Aug. 24, 2016, in a dispute over a woman. Hermiston police responded to calls about 8:15 a.m. of a man who was shot in the leg, said Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston.

Crime

Kennewick police seek help finding gang homicide suspects

Kennewick police are asking for the public’s help after exhausting their leads in the gang-related death outside a Kennewick, Washington, apartment Aug. 26, 2016. Police are still looking for two suspects who shot a man who confronted them as they were carving their rival gang insignia on his parked SUV.

Crime

Yakima driver admits killing Pasco couple in Interstate 82 crash

JoAn and Leonard “Len” Shure were killed Oct. 23, 2015, when their car was hit from behind while stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 82 near Union Gap, Wash. The other driver, Brent A. Owens, pleaded guilty in Yakima County Superior Court to being high on drugs when his truck smashed into their car. Len Shure was a sergeant at the Franklin County jail in Pasco, Wash.

Videos

Man flees from traffic stop in Pasco

Pasco police are looking for a man who left a traffic stop at Jack in the Box on Court Street and Road 32 early Thursday morning.
sbassinger@tricityherald.com
Man flees from traffic stop in Pasco 0:31

Man flees from traffic stop in Pasco

Tour of the Pasco Police Community Services Building 2:33

Tour of the Pasco Police Community Services Building

Pasco officer talks about shooting investigation 0:57

Pasco officer talks about shooting investigation

Pasco Police Virtual Ridealong 1:06

Pasco Police Virtual Ridealong