Crime

Hermiston woman hit by truck

A Hermiston woman was seriously hurt Friday afternoon when she was hit by a truck on Highway 395 in Hermiston.

The driver of the white full-sized pickup with a white canopy drove off after hitting Linda Lee Lerrossignol. Oregon State Police are looking for help identifying the driver.

Lerrossignol, 60, was walking north on the west side of the 80900 block of Highway 395 when she was hit around 1:30 p.m. At the time, she was walking across a driveway entrance/exit area near some businesses, the OSP said.

The pickup was last seen going south on the highway.

Lerrossignol was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston, and she was expected to be flown to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, authorities said.

Her injuries are said to be serious, but not life-threatening.

Anyone with information about the driver of the pickup can call Oregon State Police at 541-922-5751. Recruit Trooper Joseph Dezso is the lead investigator.

Kennewick police find items taken in burglary

Kennewick police recovered a gun and other property stolen in a March burglary after they searched a Kennewick home this week, authorities said.

Detectives searched a home at 717 E. Fourth Ave., after a 15-year-old boy was contacted by police last Friday as he returned home, said Mike Blatman, Kennewick police spokesman.

The boy is on probation and is not supposed to have contact with gang members, but he was in a car with several known gang members, Blatman said.

The teen reportedly had a gun that had been stolen March 16.

The boy's mother, Rubelia Enlow Roldan-Alanis, 45, was cited for failing to supervise and officers discovered she had two prior charges for the same offense, Blatman said.

They also learned that Roldan-Alanis had been previously deported, he said. She was booked into the Benton County jail and agents with Immigration & Customs Enforcement are now assisting with the investigation.

This week, detectives searched the family home and found more property reported stolen from the east Kennewick home in March.

The teen is being held in the juvenile detention center.

Moses Lake man, 19, accused of shooting car

A 19-year-old Moses Lake man was arrested early Friday after reportedly firing shots into a car with two people inside.

No one was hurt, said Moses Lake police Capt. Dave Ruffin.

Police were sent at 11:50 p.m. Thursday to the 1900 block of Peninsula Drive after the shooting was reported.

Officers say David N. Crowell III fired a handgun at two people in a car. Crowell reportedly knew one of them, Ruffin said.

Crowell was tracked down and arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a gun. A 9mm Ruger believed to have been used in the shooting also was recovered.

The gun was stolen during a vehicle prowl in May on Loring Drive in Moses Lake, Ruffin said. Grant County sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft.

Anyone with information on either incident can call Moses Lake police at 509-764-3887 or 509-762-1160.

Couple sought in theft at Kennewick Walmart

Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are seeking help identifying a couple who pushed a cart with electronics, jewelry and clothing out of a store.

The man and woman were at the Walmart in Kennewick around 1 a.m. July 18. They loaded their cart with a 32-inch LED TV, other electronics, jewelry and clothes, then pushed it out an emergency exit, authorities said.

They then got into a white pickup truck and drove away.

Images of the couple captured on store surveillance video can be seen at www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org under "unsolved crimes."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 suspects can call 586-8477 or visit 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.

Couple injured in wreck near Ellensburg

A Kennewick man escaped serious injury when the car he was in was forced off Interstate 82 and went into the median near Ellensburg.

Jonathon J. Holland, 32, was a passenger in a 2002 Land Rover driven by Laurel Whittier, 28, of Kirkland, the Washington State Patrol said.

Whittier was going east on I-82 when she was forced into the median by another vehicle going into her lane, troopers said. The SUV rolled in the median and ended up on its top.

Whittier was taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital. Holland suffered minor injuries.

The crash happened just before 1 p.m. Friday about three miles southeast of Ellensburg, troopers said.

6 Pasco residents hurt in wreck near Burbank

Six Pasco residents suffered minor injuries early Friday when their mini van rolled off Highway 124 near Burbank, the Washington State Patrol said.

Mohamed Awes, 39, was driving the 1996 Nissan Quest west on Highway 124 about seven miles east of Pasco when he approached a slow-moving vehicle and swerved to avoid it, troopers said.

Awes lost control and the van rolled over.

Awes and his passengers Mudy Libange, 44, Mohamed Rago, 31, Makai Osmund, 46, Isha Osmund, 30, and Lul Abdikavier, 17, were all taken to a local hospital for treatment. They were all wearing seat belts, troopers said.

Troopers said inattention contributed to the wreck, which remains under investigation.

Kennewick man sought on multiple warrants

Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are looking for a Kennewick man wanted on multiple warrants for not complying with court orders.

Brandon Lloyd Coffey, 22, is 6-feet, 185 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on his back.

He has six arrest warrants for not complying with court orders on original charges of fourth-degree assault, residential burglary, second-degree theft, forgery and seven counts of third-degree theft.

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 Coffey's whereabouts can call 586-8477 or visit 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.

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