KENNEWICK — A 16-year-old Kennewick boy, apparently upset that his girlfriend's former boyfriend had stopped by her house, was arrested after he used a machete to damage the ex-boyfriend's car, authorities said.
Kennewick police were called to a car wash in the 1000 block of South Washington Street, which is behind the home where the girlfriend lives, and found the "heavily damaged" car, police said Friday.
The girlfriend told officers that her ex-boyfriend went to her house while her new boyfriend was there, and the two got into an argument.
The new boyfriend was reportedly holding a machete, so the ex-boyfriend left because he was afraid the machete would be used against him, police said.
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He returned to the home after the new boyfriend sent several provoking text messages calling him names and telling him to come back and fight, police said.
The 18-year-old Kennewick man said he brought a friend with him and parked in the car wash behind the home. When they approached the house, the new boyfriend and some friends came outside and started challenging them, so they took off running, police said.
When officers found them near Kennewick General Hospital, the ex-boyfriend said he could hear the suspect hitting his car and breaking windows, but he wanted to wait until they were done damaging his car before he returned.
The 16-year-old boy had left before officers could contact him, but he later was found at his home and booked into the juvenile detention center for felony malicious mischief and possessing a dangerous weapon.
Moses Lake police seek 2 men in armed robbery
MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake police are looking for two suspects, one who was armed with a knife, involved in an early-morning robbery.
Officers learned two men walked into a business in the 1600 block of West Broadway at 1:15 a.m. and demanded money. They left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was hurt, police said.
The suspect armed with a knife was described as around 5-foot-6, 17 to 24 years old, wearing a black beanie, blue shirt and dark pants. The second suspect's description was similar; he was wearing a black jacket and light pants.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Moses Lake police detectives at 509-764-3887.