Crime

Moses Lake man injured in shooting

An early-morning shooting Wednesday wounded a 24-year-old Moses Lake man.

Grant County sheriff's deputies learned of the shooting around 12:30 a.m. after the victim was driven by a friend to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, Sheriff Tom Jones said.

Christopher J. McCarrell told detectives that he was shot during a confrontation at the Grove Terrace Mobile Home Court, 9998 Maple Drive N.E., which is just outside Moses Lake city limits, Jones said.

Detectives sealed off the crime scene and served a search warrant on the mobile home in space number 70, he said.

Investigators don't yet know who shot McCarrell or whether the shooting was gang-related, Jones said.

The shooting does not appear to be random.

Sunnyside police warn about daylight break-ins

Sunnyside police are warning residents about break-ins happening during the day.

A number of burglaries have occurred between Monday and Friday during daylight hours, police said.

There doesn't appear to be any patterns to the selection of homes and businesses, but a majority appear to be at the end of intersections, making it easy for thieves to leave the area, police said.

"People need to watch out for themselves and their neighbors," said Deputy Chief Phil Schenck. "You know who belongs in your area, and if they are suspicious and don't belong there, call us and we will respond.

"Staying vigilant will help police effectively and efficiently do our jobs."

Police said residents should call them at 509-836-6200 to report any suspicious vehicles or people in their area.

Lights, alarm systems and keeping bushes, shrubbery and items away from windows can reduce the chances of homes or businesses being broken into, officials said.

Kennewick police seek man in credit card theft

Kennewick police are looking for information about a man who used a stolen credit card at a car wash early July 1.

The credit card was stolen from a car in Richland, police said.

It was then used at 5 a.m. July 1 at the Horse Heaven Hills Car Wash in Kennewick.

Anyone with information on the suspect can call Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips also can be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest. All calls are confidential.

Man sought in health club theft, car break-in

Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are trying to identify a man who stole keys and other property from the Tri-City Court Club.

The man is suspected of taking car keys and using them to break into a car to swipe other goods, police said.

The theft was sometime from 9 to 9:55 p.m. June 29.

Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity can call 586-8477 or go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips can also be sent by text message by writing "Text TIP 411" plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.

Connell woman found dead in car Tuesday

A 31-year-old Connell woman was found dead in her car near Scootney Reservoir early Tuesday, officials said.

Mylea Choi Egbert died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Franklin County Deputy Coroner Mavis Williams.

-- Paula Horton: 582-1556; phorton@tricityherald.com

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