Friday, March 20, 2015

Level 2 Sex Offender Notification

Salsbury, Melissa M.

Salsbury, Melissa M
AKA:  Mia Rose, Jasmine, Rosa
White Female, 5-03, 130, Black hair, Brown Eyes
Address:  2000 Block Stevens Drive, Richland

Convictions:  Promoting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, 2011

According to official documents, Salsbury recruited and employed multiple minor aged females from local high schools for both stripping and prostitution.  Salsbury knew the females to be minors.  Salsbury directly advertised, coordinated, arranged and received money from
adult clients in exchange for their sexual contact with the minor females.  Salsbury used threats and coercion as a means of controlling and manipulating the minor females into continuing work for her.

Recent events involving Salsbury presenting as a "motivational speaker" at a local high school caused her level rating to be raised from a Level 1 to a Level 2.  Salsbury is currently under Department of Corrections and Federal Supervision.  Salsbury is trespassed from all parks, schools, libraries and their grounds in Benton and Franklin Counties.



SALSBURY IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME
THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

·        The treatment of sexual offenders does not guarantee they will or will not commit another offense. 
·        This information is provided in accordance with RCW 4.24.550.  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live.  Unless court ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.
·        Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could end our ability to do community notifications.
·        The Sexual Assault Response Center is available 24 hours a day to provide advocacy, information, referrals, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence.  Please give them a call for support or information pertaining to sexual assault at 374-5391.

For additional information and safety tips regarding registered sex offenders in your area log into the Benton County Web site at www.co.benton.wa.us or contact Richland Police Department Detective Athena Clark at 509-942-7354 or email aclark@ci.richland.wa.us.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Accident: Motorcycle vs. Pedestrian


On 03/13/2015 at 0645 hours (AM) the Richland Police Department responded to an injury accident on VanGiesen St near Alder Ave. A Harley Davidson motorcycle was being ridden west on VanGiesen St by a 35 year old Richland man when it struck a pedestrian in the westbound lane of travel. The pedestrian, an 85 year old Richland woman, was not in a crosswalk and was knocked to the pavement. The pedestrian received injuries to the head, face, and chest area and was transported to Kadlec Medical Center by a Richland Ambulance. The motorcycle injuries were minor and he remained at the scene of the accident. Speed did not appear to be a factor according to an independent witness, however, it was still dark outside when the accident occurred.

The pedestrian was identified as 85 year old Laverne Weissenfels of Richland.

The motorcycle rider was identified as 35 year old Robert D. Turner of Richland

The accident is being investigated by Detective Damon Jansen who is a Collision Reconstructionist.

For additional information contact: Sergeant Brian Ruegsegger Ph. 528-0245

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Level 3 Sex Offender Notification

Chavez, Juan M
Name:  Chavez, Juan M.
Year of Birth:  1990
Description:  Hispanic Male, 5'05", 180 lbs, black hair, brown eyes
Address:  Transient, Benton County
Convictions:
Fail to register as a sex offender, 2013, Benton County
Burglary 1, 2004, Walla Walla County
Child Molestation 1, 2002, Fresno County, CA

Notes:  Chavez was a resident of Richland, but is now registered as TRANSIENT in Benton County.  Chavez’s crimes were committed when he was a juvenile against 2 - 5 year old females and a 17 year old female.  Chavez is currently on Department of Corrections supervision and due to being a level 3 transient offender is monitored through GPS.  Chavez is known to frequent the 1800 block of Fowler Richland, WA.    Chavez is trespassed from all parks, school and their grounds and libraries in Benton and Franklin County.

CHAVEZ IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.  THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
 
  • The treatment of sexual offenders does not guarantee they will or will not commit another offense.
  • This information is provided in accordance with RCW 4.24.550.  The Richland Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live.  Unless court ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.
  • Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could end our ability to do community notification.
  • The Sexual Assault Response Center is available 24 hours a day to provide advocacy, information, referrals, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence. Please call for support or information pertaining to sexual assault at 374-5391.

For additional information and safety tips regarding registered sex offenders in your area log into the Benton County Web site at www.co.benton.wa.us or contact Richland Police Department Detective Athena Clark at 509-942-7354 or by email at aclark@ci.richland.wa.us

Media contacts may call Cpt. Mike Cobb at 509-942-7362 for additional information.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Level 2 Sex Offender Notification

Torres, Christopher J
Torres, Christopher J
DOB:  1989
Hispanic Male, 5'11". 200 lbs., black hair, brown eyes
Address:  200 block of Adams St., Richland

Conviction:  3rd Degree Child Molestation, 10-9-13, Benton County

Torres was 24 years of age during his offense.  Torres sexually offended against a 13 and a 14 year old female after providing them with alcoholic beverages.  Torres is on Department of Corrections supervision for 36 months.  Torres is a “Covered Offender” meaning he is trespassed from all parks, schools and their ground and libraries in Benton and Franklin County.


TORRES IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCMENT.  THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
 
·       The treatment of sexual offenders does not guarantee they will or will not commit another offense. 
·       This information is provided in accordance with RCW 4.24.550.  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has
       no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live.  Unless court ordered restrictions exist, the
       offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.
·       Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could end our ability to do community notifications.
·       The Sexual Assault Response Center is available 24 hours a day to provide advocacy, information, referrals, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence.  Please give them a call for support or information pertaining to sexual assault at 374-5391.
For additional information and safety tips regarding registered sex offenders in your area log into the Benton County Web site at www.co.benton.wa.us or contact Richland Police Department Detective Athena Clark at 509-942-7354 or email aclark@ci.richland.wa.us.
 
Media contacts may call Cpt. Mike Cobb at 942-7362 for additional information.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Do you have the values we are looking for? Richland PD recruitment video.

     The Richland Police Department is now accepting applications for both entry level and lateral police officers.  We are looking for people who have the same values as us; Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence and are willing to demonstrate our products of Safety and Service everyday.  See the links below for more information about our department.  The first link is to our website that discusses how to apply to Richland PD.  The other is a 8 minute video that tells you more about us.

http://www.ci.richland.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=120

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=891872934198456

     The Richland Police Department believes in interacting with the community.  You can find us at the following social media sites.

Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richland-WA-Police-Department/180337632018660


Twitter: @RichlandPolice

Friday, December 12, 2014

Badging Ceremony Date

The date for the RPD badging ceremony was incorrectly posted as December 12.  The ceremony was held on December 8.  I wish to extend apologies for any inconvenience this mistake has caused.

Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362

Monday, December 8, 2014

Badging Ceremony

The Richland Police Department is proud to host a badging ceremony December 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM in the RPD training room.  5 individuals will be recognized for being promoted into new positions, completing the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, or being newly hired by the department.

The ceremony is open to family, friends, the community and the media is encouraged to attend.

Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, for additional information.