Thursday, November 20, 2014

3 Suspects Arrested in Richland Arson Case

Arrested:  13 year of age male, Richland resident
Charge:  1st Degree Arson, 1st Degree Malicious Mischief

Arrested:  14 year of age male, Richland resident
Charge:  2nd Degree Arson, 1st Degree Malicious Mischief

Arrested:  14 year of age male, Richland resident
Charge:  1st Degree Malicious Mischief


Between November 4 and November 10, 2014 twenty three incidents of Malicious Mischief and four incidents of arson occurred in the south Richland area.  Neighborhoods included the streets of Oahu, Brantingham, Gage, Sheridan, Melissa and Satus. 

The suspects damaged or destroyed a variety of different objects in the impacted neighborhoods.  Items included planters, flags, flower pots, fountains and yard decorations.  Several of the flags were set on fire and destroyed.  Damage estimates exceed $6000.00.

On November 10, at approximately 3:30 AM the subjects set fire to a residence in the 400 block of Melissa by lighting a wreath hanging on the front door.  The fire spread to much of the dwelling causing approximately $100,000.00 in damage.  The home was occupied at the time but the resident was able to escape injury.  As they were leaving the scene, two of the suspects lit some rolled up newspapers and threw them onto the tonneau cover of a truck.  The cover caught fire and was partially melted.  The damage to the item was in excess of $1000.00. 

The juveniles planned most of the incidents while at school.

All three were booked into the Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice Center on the above charges.

For additional information contact Cpt. Mike Cobb at 942-7362.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Arson Suspect Assaults Firefighters

Arrested:  Aguayo, Nelson; 21 year of age male, Richland resident
Charges:  Arson 1, Assault 3 (four counts), Resisting Arrest


On 10-18-2014, at approximately 3:53 PM, Richland firefighters responded to a call of a possible structure fire at 2555 Duportail.  Upon arrival RFD personnel found smoke coming from one of the apartments in the G complex.  After locating the affected residence, they were confronted by Aguayo who was inside the apartment.  They identified themselves as RFD and Aguayo attempted to assault them.  He was restrained by the firefighters who summoned assistance from RPD staff. Richland Police responded and arrested Aguayo who was still inside the apartment structure. 

The investigation showed that Aguayo was living in the area temporarily as part of a construction crew.  He set fire to a pile of clothes in his apartment and attempted to bar firefighters from accessing the area and extinguishing the fire.  4 firefighters were assaulted in the process.  After being taken into custody by RPD personnel, Aguayo continued to fight and resist arrest.

The fire was eventually put out.  After being medically cleared, Aguayo was booked into the Benton County Jail on the above charges. 

For additional information contact Capt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested

Suspect:  Hill, Jason D; 34 year of age male; Richland resident
Charges:  Threats to bomb


At 12:40 today a subject in the Kadlec hospital triage area became disruptive.  After storming out of the hospital he began yelling that he had a bomb and was going to blow up the facility.  The suspect, later identified as Hill, left the area on foot.  The description given by staff included information that he was wearing a camouflage hoody and had a black backpack on his chest.
Security camera footage matched a photograph in the police records data base and a positive ID was made on Hill.  At 12:57 officers located him near the intersection of Thayer and Williams.  He complied with commands to place his backpack and hoody on the ground and was taken into custody.

The Richland Police Bomb Squad responded and used an X-ray to determine that the backpack was safe to approach.  It did not contain any weapons or explosives.
Hill was transported to the Benton County jail and booked on the above charge.

For additional information contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall DEA Drug Take Back 9/27/14

The Richland Police Department is participating in the fall DEA Drug Take-Back event scheduled for Saturday, September 27th from 10 AM to 2 PM.  The event is being held at the Richland Police station located at 871 George Washington Way, Richland, WA.  Prescription and over the counter medications are being accepted.  We will not accept any needles or related solutions of any kind. 

Officers and volunteers are not allowed to touch the medications so citizens are encouraged to remove the label, or mark out personal information prior to bringing them in.  RPD will have markers available for those who are unable to do so prior. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On 9/23/2014 at 11:21 Richland Police were dispatched to the parking lot of 800 Swift Blvd for a report of a subject displaying a firearm. 

Once on scene it was learned that there had been a dispute over poor parking.  It was reported that one of the individuals in the dispute armed himself with a firearm.  Just after arming himself with the firearm and making derogatory statements the subject left in a black pickup.

The identity of the subject that had armed himself was learned to be Jefferey A. Hack, a 55 year old Richland resident.  At 11:56 Jefferey A. Hack was located driving a vehicle at the intersection of Delafield and Fitch.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident for Unlawful Display of a Firearm.

Richland Police Case 14-19147

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Urgent- Missing 5 year old from Sacajewea Elementary

UPDATE:  We have found the child.  Thank you everyone for sharing this information!  We posted this live as it was happening.  Your help is appreciated beyond explanation.

Ref: 14-17307



We have a missing 5 year-old boy from Sacajawea Elementary.  Please be on the lookout for a Hispanic male named Antonio Aguilar. 


 Was dropped off at the school at 0800 hours and never arrived to class.  If you have information please contact dispatch at 628-0333 or Ofc. Kane at 509-942-7636.


Ofc. Richard Kane 

Community Services, CPTED Specialist

Crime Resistant Community Living/Neighborhood Watch

Richland Police Department

871 Geo WA Way

PO BOX 190, MS-17

Richland, WA 99354

P: 509-942-7636

F: 509-942-7517