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He’s wanted for not registering as a sex offender. Now police say he committed more crimes

Washington state crimes by the numbers

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs 2017 Crime in Washington Annual Report details crimes against persons, property and society statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state.
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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs 2017 Crime in Washington Annual Report details crimes against persons, property and society statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state.

Police say a 20-year-old man keeps adding to his crimes after he allegedly robbed his ex-girlfriend for her phone on Easter.

Pasco police joined the hunt for Jose Francisco Monzon, 20, after he shoved his ex to the ground, grabbed her phone and ran away, police posted on Facebook.

Pasco is the latest law enforcement agency to ask people to keep an eye out for the man. Police have been looking for Monzon since late March when he failed to register as a sex offender. He has been required to register since 2015 after a conviction for indecent liberties.

Monzon
Jose Franscico Monzon

Around the same time, he stopped following the rules for his probation and was charged with escaping community custody. There is a $20,000 warrant for his arrest.

In early April, he got into a short chase with a Benton County sheriff’s deputy that ended when he crashed and ran from the car.

Anyone with information about Monzon’s whereabouts can call police at 509-628-0333 or call Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at 509-586-8477 or 800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.


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