Two Tri-City residents were arrested after they allegedly tried to confront a Kennewick woman about stealing their methamphetamine.
Kennewick police were called Tuesday to an apartment complex at 803 S. Olympia St. after the two suspects confronted the victim, Shannon Doddroe, said Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Celestina Sarah Pina, 23, of Pasco, and Erik Kyle Hubbard, 22, of Richland, reportedly forced their way into Doddroe's apartment after she refused to let them in.
They allegedly assaulted her and attempted to steal some of her property when police were called.
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Pina was arrested without incident, Lattin said.
Hubbard tried to get away by going out the back window, but officers were able to catch him, he said.
Both were booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary.
Kennewick man accused of assaulting police officers
A 26-year-old Kennewick man is in the Franklin County jail on $50,000 bail for allegedly punching two Pasco police officers in the face.
Angel Rey Beltran is being held for investigation of two counts of third-degree assault.
He was arrested early Tuesday after Pasco police were called to the Loyalty Inn, 1800 W. Lewis St., for a report of a possible domestic violence incident outside room 256, stated documents filed in Superior Court.
When Officer Michelle Goenen arrived, she said she noticed the man, later identified as Beltran, had a huge bulge in his left front pocket, documents stated.
She told him to stop as he tried to walk away. Officer Josh Madsen grabbed Beltran and was walking him to the wall when Beltran reportedly punched Madsen in the face and began swinging at Goenen.
Goenen got punched in the nose, documents stated.
When Beltran was taken to the ground, a clear pipe with brown and white residue fell out of his pocket, documents stated.
Kennewick man held to get mental health test
A 57-year-old Kennewick man suspected of driving while high on meth was ordered held in custody without bail so he could be sent to a state mental health facility for an evaluation.
Monty Bockman made his first appearance Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court, and defense attorney Bob Thompson said he didn't think Bockman was competent.
Thompson told Judge Craig Matheson that he represents Bockman in an unrelated case in Benton County.
He said Bockman had an initial evaluation in his office with staff from Eastern State Hospital, and they determined he needed to go the Medical Lake facility for an additional evaluation.
Bockman, however, was able to post bail on his Benton County case and get released.
Deputy Prosecutor Maureen Lorincz requested bail be set at $15,000, but she did acknowledge it seemed low after hearing Thompson's concerns.
Matheson decided to hold Bockman without bail so he could be sent to Eastern to get his competency restored.
Bockman was stopped by Pasco police about 10 p.m. Sunday after he was clocked going 105 mph on Interstate 182, court documents stated.
Officer Brandon Koe said he spotted Bockman's car behind him, passing others in the left lane of the highway. It was raining lightly outside and temperatures were in the 30s, documents stated.
When Bockman got ahead of the officer, he stopped at a double green right-turn arrow, then stalled his engine twice, documents stated.
Koe said that when he contacted Bockman, he was talking rapidly, wasn't making sense and gesturing wildly, documents stated.
When Bockman was frisked, officers found a meth pipe and two baggies with a white crystalline substance suspected to be meth, documents stated.
Bockman agreed to undergo field sobriety tests, which he reportedly failed. Koe indicated that Bockman's steps were rapid, almost two steps per second, and he noticed tremors with Bockman's leg, arm and hand during the balance test, documents stated.
When Bockman was arrested and taken to the Franklin County jail, he refused to participate in an evaluation by a drug recognition effort but consented to a blood draw at the hospital.
Bockman was held for investigation of possessing meth, DUI and reckless driving.
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