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Richland man threatens to stab robbery victim

Joshua Shelton, of Richland, was arrested by Kennewick police on suspicion of felony second-degree robbery July 26. He is accused of breaking into a car and then threatening to stab the owner when he was confronted. He allegedly was found hiding with stolen goods in nearby bushes near 27th Avenue and Highway 395 in Kennewick.

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Kennewick rape suspect flies to Dubai days before trial

Khalid A. Fathey, 49, was a no-show at his trial July 25 in Benton County Superior Court on allegations of child rape and child molestation. Judge Vic VanderSchoor issued a nationwide arrest warrant, which reportedly led the U.S. Marshals Service to discover Fathey had boarded a flight July 23 from Seattle to Dubai. A political refugee from northern Iraq, Fathey and his family had moved from Kennewick to Spokane about six months ago.

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2-year-old rescued from hot car in Pasco

Pasco police are urging parents to be extra careful after they had to rescue a 2-year-old from a hot car Monday. A mom had accidentally locked the doors of her van with the keys inside and the toddler still strapped in a car seat.

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Kennewick driver slams car into tree

A Kennewick man was cited for negligent driving when he lost control of his car Tuesday and hit a tree in Kennewick. Jimmy L. Rowly, 39, was driving east at 12:25 p.m. on Seventh Avenue when he lost control and failed to make a left turn onto Highway 395.

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Pasco man hurt after losing tire on I-82

A Pasco man was hurt after losing a tire and rolling his Honda four miles east of Benton City on Tuesday morning. Camillo Aragon-Morales, 33, of Pasco, lost control of his Honda Accord at 3:33 a.m. when one of his tires came off while driving east on Interstate 82, said the Washington State Patrol.

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Idaho RV flips after tire fails near Pasco

An Idaho man was hurt after his when a tire on his RV failed causing him to lose control and flip on Highway 395 on July 25.Ray E. Evans, 65, of Wallace, was driving south at 12:53 p.m. in a Ford Coachman motorhome towing a Jeep when the driver’s side front tire collapsed, said the Washington State Patrol.

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Card skimmers flew cross-country to scam Tri-City stores

Yordano Bonachea and Gilner E. Garcia of Miami have admitted traveling to Eastern Washington for a card-skimming scheme involving the purchase and resell of prepaid gift cards. They were arrested in Kennewick in October 2015 with counterfeit credit cards and dozens of gift cards. A third suspect, Carlos M. Fleitas, still faces trial in U.S. District Court for allegedly placing the “skimmers” on gas pumps in Eastern Washington and selling the data to be used at Kennewick stores.

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Animal shelter dog bites Kennewick boy’s face

A dog up for adoption at a Tri-City animal shelter will be euthanized after it bit the face of a 7-year-old boy whose family was considering adopting it. The child’s grandfather previously visited the Benton County Animal Control shelter and seen the medium-sized dog. The dog was unprovoked.

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Richland boy, 2, dies after choking incident

A 2-year-old boy died July 19 after choking. David Thomas Schreiber was in the care of a nanny at the time, said Richland police. The boy was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center and then to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane where he died.

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Embezzling downtown Pasco official released from prison

Michael A. Goins, the downtown Pasco official sentenced in April to a year in prison for embezzling at least $90,000, was released from prison Thursday for serving his term. He could still see more time behind bars if state officials find he stole in excess of $150,000.

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California man on trial for 2011 home invasion, robbery of Kennewick jewelry store

Vicente Guizar Figueroa, 21, is on trial in Benton County Superior Court for the 2011 home invasion and kidnapping of a Kennewick jeweler’s family. The Touchstone Jewelers owner was forced at gunpoint to open the safe of his Kennewick store so the robbers could take $500,000 in jewelry. Figueroa is serving almost 30 years in prison for a nearly identical crime outside Bakersfield, Calif.

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Tour of the Pasco Police Community Services Building

Police Chief Bob Metzger leads a tour of the departments building that is currently under construction. The $8 million project means bigger and better space for the department as well as a new space for the community with meeting rooms and "online purchases" parking spots.
Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
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Tour of the Pasco Police Community Services Building

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