Benton County sheriff's deputies closed part of Highway 397 in Finley for about 40 minutes Tuesday evening after getting a report of a man holding his ex-girlfriend against her will.
Deputies later determined that the 26-year-old woman had gone to the Finley home at 206004 Highway 397 on her own and that no crime had been committed, sheriff's Sgt. Bob Brockman told the Herald.
The initial report, however, said the 28-year-old man might have a gun, which prompted deputies to block the highway between Bryson Brown and Bowles roads for safety, said sheriff's Cpl. John Thompson.
When deputies got to the scene, they were able to call the ex-boyfriend out of a semi-truck on the property without incident, Thompson said. The woman was found unhurt inside the tractor-trailer.
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The ex-boyfriend was detained in the back of a patrol car for a short time while deputies sorted out what happened.
No arrests were made after deputies learned the woman was there on her own free will.
The woman's current boyfriend reported the alleged incident just before 5 p.m., Brockman said.
Grandview police searching for 2 home burglary suspects
Grandview police are searching for two burglary suspects who were found inside a Grandview home by the homeowner early Tuesday.
The resident got to his home in the 300 block of Avenue E at 3 a.m., entered through the locked back door then heard noises inside the house, said Assistant Chief Mark Ware.
The homeowner found two men in the kitchen and chased them as they ran down a hall into a bedroom.
One suspect climbed out the bedroom window, which is how they apparently got into the home, Ware said.
The homeowner was able to grab the second suspect as he tried to climb out. As he tried to pull the suspect back inside, the first suspect returned to help his partner, Ware said.
The first suspect grabbed the victim's arm, scratching it and forcing him to release the second suspect. Both men then ran off.
Officers said it appears the suspects had been in the home for a long time because a number of electronic items had been gathered and piled onto a bed.
The suspects did not manage to get away with any property, Ware said.
No weapons were seen and their main concern seemed to be getting away as fast as possible, he said.
One suspect was described as being 5-foot-6 wearing a black hoodie. The second was around 5-foot, wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.
Alert citizen helps police catch vehicle prowler
An alert citizen helped police catch a 21-year-old Kennewick man who was reportedly prowling through cars in a Kennewick neighborhood.
The witness called police about 6:40 a.m. Monday when he saw two men looking in cars and opening doors on the 1900 block of West Fifth Avenue, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Officers arrested Christopher E. Hooper but a second suspect ran away and was not caught.
Police do not believe any items were taken.
Hooper was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of vehicle prowling.