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Crime: Tri-cities criminal incidents

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Crime: Tri-cities criminal incidents

Three criminal incidents have disturbed the locals of Tri-cities. In an unprecedented chain of events, Richland Police arrested four people for ID theft; a fleeing suspect crashes a car, and a man was shot by an unknown person in Kennewick. There is no news of any loss of life in the above three incidents.

ID Theft in Richland-

Richland Police have arrested four people for allegedly stealing an identity in Washington State. The police department has released photos of the possible suspect doing the fraud using stolen debit cards to withdraw cash from the Numerica Credit Union in Richland.

Later, four people were arrested and booked into Benton County jail, and they were charged for second-degree theft, possession of stolen property and identity theft.

However, the Police didn’t verify the names of the suspects; they might have used their aliases.

They have been recorded in the jail log as John Doe, 21; George Vasile, 35; Denis Legun, 21; and Ana Onici, 22.

The Police department of Richland and other Tri-cities officials said that they were coordinating investigation in the matter and the investigation was on an early stage.

The Richland Police have also requested anyone who thinks he/she is the victim of this ID theft to contact their local police department.

Fleeing Suspect Crashes Car-

On Friday evening, a car crashed into another car after failing to stop for Benton County Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies had tried to stop the car suspecting the driver was driving with a suspended license. The suspect while crashing had three dogs inside the car.

The car crashed into another car on the 1900 block of South Rainier Street.

It is to be reported here that two people in the second car were injured, but none of them had any major injuries.

The suspect of the whole incident was taken to hospital as he also had injuries and later booked into the Benton County jail. The animals present in the car were given to animal control.

The suspect is Fredrick W. Annis, 57 as per the jail records and he has been charged with attempting to elude officers and driving with a suspended license.

Man Shot in the leg-

A 21 years old man showed up at Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick after being shot in the leg. His wound was not life-threatening as per the officials in the hospital.

As told to the police the victim was walking in North Quincy Street and West Canal Drive when an unknown man shot him in the leg.

The suspect was in a black colored sedan, possibly a Honda Civic. The Police department is now trying to get help from the public for tracing the suspect. People are requested to call to the Police phone numbers if they have any kind of information of the suspect.

These three incidents in the tri-cities area are much of concern regarding the law and order situation in the whole state. Criminals have been roaming free without any fear of the law. A better patrolling system and responsive policing is the need of the hour.

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