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Kennewick police arrest suspected store burglar

KENNEWICK -- Spenser Tyler Hubbard, 21, was arrested by Kennewick police Friday in connection with the Sept. 17 burglary of the URM Cash and Carry grocery store on Fruitland Street in Kennewick, police reported.

Police obtained a description of the burglar from a surveillance video at the story and identified him as Hubbard.

Around 9:10 p.m. Friday, police received information that Hubbard was seen near Columbia Drive and Fruitland Street and advised local businesses to keep an eye out for the suspect. During a patrol of the area, Officer Aaron Hamel saw Hubbard walking across Fruitland Street near Columbia Drive and attempted to stop him, but the suspect fled on foot.

Kennewick Police and Benton County sheriff's deputies assisted in the pursuit and found Hubbard on the roof of a local bakery. The suspect tried to flee again but was apprehended and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary, resisting arrest and first-degree criminal trespass.

Fire burns 500 acres near Benton City

BENTON CITY -- A brush fire near Benton City on Saturday afternoon burned an estimated 500 acres off Highway 225 at milepost 7.

No injuries or structures in the area were destroyed.

The cause of the fire still is under investigation, said Tom Nelson, Hanford Fire Department's batallion chief.

1 injured after vehicle fails to yield in Othello

OTHELLO -- One man was injured Saturday after a driver failed to yield on an Othello highway, said the Washington State Patrol.

Ramon Cantu Jr. of Othello was southbound in a 1996 Saturn approaching Highway 26 around 6:50 p.m. when he pulled out in front of a 1997 Oldsmobile driven by Manuel Zapata-Dominguez, who was heading east and approaching First Street, the patrol said.

Zapata-Dominguez, 37, of Othello, was transported to Othello Hospital. Cantu, 21, was uninjured, the patrol said.

Cantu was charged with failing to yield right of way, negligent driving and having no insurance. Drugs or alcohol also appear to be involved, the patrol said.

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