Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Domestic Violence Assault, Burglary and Unlawful Imprisonment

Arrested:  Travis, Dennis 27 year old Benton City resident

Crime:  Residential Burglary, Assault 2nd Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment

On Wednesday August 12th 2015 at about 1702 hours (5:02 PM) Richland Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Jadwin Ave. regarding a disturbance. A juvenile about 13 years old called 911 and reported that a male just took their mother. Further investigation revealed the victim, a 31 year old female, had been assaulted by the victims Ex-boyfriend Dennis Travis and then forced into a car. Travis then left with the victim. Further witnesses called 911 as officers responded and provide a description of Travis and his vehicle.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office assisted in locating Travis and the victim. Both were located in a field near North Fox Drive and Ruppert Rd. in Benton City. The victim was reunited with family. Travis was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail on the above listed charges.  Members of the Richland Police Department Investigations Division were called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing. 

Posted by Lieutenant Tony Striefel

For additional information, please contact Capt. Mike Cobb (509) 942-7362

Friday, July 31, 2015

New video from Richland Bank Robbery at US Bank

The Richland Police Department has received video from US Bank robbery on July 17th  that shows the suspect enter the Bank and walk to the counter, get the cash and leave. The Richland Police Department would like to get this video out to all the area news stations in hopes of generating suspect information. To arrange to get the video, please contact Det. Hyrum Stohel at 509-942-7369 or at

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2015 National Night Out & City Fair-August 4th @ John Dam Plaza

     The 2015 National Night Out and City Fair is on August 4th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at John Dam Plaza with the opening ceremony starting at 6:00 PM. National Night Out is a family friendly event where the community comes together to take a stance against crime, gangs and drugs. City Fair brings together all of our city's services to showcase equipment, heavy trucks, and give demonstrations on what they do to make the City of Richland a great place to live and do business. A few examples are; learn how to make your home more safe from RPD,  Solid Waste recommending ways to reduce and recycle waste, & great tips on how to make your home more energy efficient from Electrical Services.  The Richland Public Library will have family friendly activities throughout the night and Richland Parks and Recreation will have demonstrations of different events they are involved with that both kids and adults will love.  We hope to see you there.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

2nd Coffee With A Cop event.

    Our 2nd Coffee with a Cop was held today at Sharehouse Coffee. Thank you Sharehouse Coffee for having us this morning and being a community partner.  It was a great turnout of neighbors who came out to ask questions, voice concerns, or just say hello. Our goal with this program is to provide members of the community an opportunity to converse in an environment with no agenda, or speeches. If you missed today's event we hope to see you at one of our future events.

Below are some photographs from the event.  If you want to see more photographs visit our Facebook, or Twitter page.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Coffee With a Cop: June 18th at Sharehouse Coffee

     Richland PD is having another Coffee With a Cop event this Thursday, June 18th from 9 AM to 11 AM.  This 2nd event is being held at Sharehouse Coffee, which is located at 2150 Keene Road, Richland, WA.  Please come and say hello to Chief Skinner and staff.  No agenda, or speeches; just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know us better.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Police Week and thank you to the community.

      National Police Week occurs each year during the week of May 15th.  Established by Congress by joint resolution and signed into law by President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1962 the week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. In 1984 President Bill Clinton signed an amended law directing the U.S. Flag to be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15th each year. During National Police Week there are vigils, ceremonies’ and fundraising events to remember and help those affected by the loss of a law enforcement officer.  The culmination on a national scale is at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Service where officers from all over the United States gather to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty on May 15th at the U.S. Capitol.  Locally we also celebrate National Police Week & National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  As Chief of Police of the Richland Police Department I am proud to say that we are involved in several activities during the week.  For example on May 13th RPD personnel volunteered their time to help The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 with a memorial fundraising campaign where $1,400.00 was raised.  Officers and professional staff of this department strive every day to demonstrate our products of Safety and Service. 

     During this week we had several community partners who showed their appreciation to the men and women of the Richland Police Department. Whether it be by expressing it to an officer they see, sending an email, posts to social media, by donating to the memorial fund, sending a thank you card in the mail, or meals and treats brought into the office for my staff.  Your recognition and thanks are appreciated and we are humbled by them. I personally and on behalf of the employees of the Richland Police Department wish to express our gratitude to our community partners.  Thank you Pasco WINGSTOP, Fat Olives, Ethos Bakery & Catering and the many private citizens that helped make National Police Week at the Richland Police Department a great one. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Coffee With a Cop - May 7th from 3:00 P.M. To 4:30 PM

     The Richland Police Department is excited to announce our first Coffee with a Cop being held May 7 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at Barracuda Coffee Company, 2171 Van Giesen St., Richland, WA.
     We wish to invite all residents and business owners to join Chief Chris Skinner and staff for a chance to interact with us in a relaxed setting. This is your opportunity to ask the Chief and officer’s questions, voice concerns, make suggestions, learn about our community outreach, and public events. If you have any questions about this event, contact Captain Mike Cobb, 942-7362, or Community Relations Officer Kane, 942-7636.