Monday, April 14, 2014

Scam Alert

The Richland Police Department has received several calls today in reference to a well known scam.  Individuals are receiving telephone calls allegedly from the IRS.  The number provided is 585-444-7053 x2.  People who call the number are put forward to a voicemail and the majority of times its a males voice that has a heavy accent.  When you leave your name and number someone calls you back and requests your personal information. This is a common scam that has occurred nationwide.  If you receive this type of call please do not call it.  As with any scam we recommend you never provide personal information to anyone especially over the telephone. For more information or to learn how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud visit:

http://www.irs.gov/uac/IRS-Wants-You-to-Know-About-Schemes,-Scams-and-Cons:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Richland Man Arrested for Rape of Child


Arrested: Callahan, Alexander B. 24 yoa, Richland resident


On 3/24/14, Richland Police investigated an allegation regarding the sexual assault of child. The investigation revealed that Alexander Callahan is believed to have had sexual contact with a child known to him, on multiple occasions and over an extended period of time. 

Callahan was arrested on 3/25/14 without incident and booked into the Benton County Jail on a felony investigation hold for Rape of a Child 1st Degree. Richland Detectives are continuing with the investigation. There is no additional information available at this time. 

Questions regarding this case can be directed to Captain Mike Cobb, 942-7362.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DEA Drug Take Back April 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM

Richland PD will again be participating in the bi-annual DEA Drug Take Back Program.  The Spring event is scheduled for April 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Richland Police Station located at 871 Geo WA Way.  All prescription and over the counter medications are accepted.  We will not accept needles of any kind, or liquids that are not in the original container and closed or sealed.  If you have any questions about the event contact Ofc. Richard Kane at 509-942-7636.  For more information on the DEA Drug Diversion Program visit: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

Friday, March 14, 2014

Home Invasion Robbery------ Richland Police #14-04534

On  3-11-14 at 1945 hours, a masked male unlawfully entered a residence in Richland in the 2400 block of Duportail street, displayed a handgun, and robbed the occupants of their Cash and Electronics. Accompanied by others, the robber fled by vehicle into Kennewick.

Several eye witnesses gave Officers descriptions and leads to follow.

On 3-13-14, Richland Detectives arrested Brandon Robert Eisen a 24 YOA male from Kennewick for First degree Robbery.

Currently wanted for questioning, Richland Police are looking for Cameron Anthony Schuoler, 25 YOA, Male, Black, 6'02" 205 lbs. Black hair and brown eyes.

Also wanted is a Maroon colored 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Wa. license plate 346YVD

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Schuoler should contact police dispatch 509-628-0083.

Sgt. Kevin Berger
509-528-0429

Monday, March 10, 2014

Armed Subject Arrested in Richland


Arrested:  Ozuna, Robert L.; 26 year of age male, Outlook, WA resident
Charges:  Four counts of Assault 2, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Synopsis:

On 3-10-2014, at about 5:50 AM Richland officers responded to a call of a man with a gun in the area of the 1300 block of Williams Blvd.  According to the reporting party a subject, later identified as Robert Ozuna, was visiting friends.  An argument ensued and Ozuna pulled out a revolver and pointed it at several people.  He also threatened to shoot some of the subjects in the home. 
Residents were able to talk Ozuna into leaving the house and called 911.  Responding officers, assisted by a BCSO K-9 unit could not locate Ozuna.

At about 7:30 AM a neighbor several houses down from the original call contacted 911 and reported that a subject fitting Ozuna’s description was hiding in the back yard.  Officers went to the location and found Ozuna hiding in the yard.  A loaded, .38 caliber revolver was found near him.  The revolver was reported to be stolen out of Soap Lake, WA.  Ozuna is a convicted felon and a gang member.
Ozuna was taken into custody without further incident.  After consultation with the Benton County Prosecutor’s office he was booked into the Benton County jail on the above charges.

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Residential Burglaries Increase

Since February 2, 2014 Richland has had 11 residential burglaries where a door has been left open or was unlocked at the time the crime occurred. Several happened during daylight hours.  Items taken from the residences include electronics (flat screen TV's, phones, stereos, tablet computers), cameras, jewelry and assorted other items.

In central Richland a number of vehicles have been prowled and items removed.  Over 80% of the vehicles were unlocked at the time they were entered.

Residents are asked to keep their vehicles and homes locked when they are unattended.  Call 911 if any suspicious people are seen trying doors or approaching houses in unusual ways.

For more information contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 Spring Crime Resistant Community Living Course


The Spring Crime Resistant Community Living Course is being held April 15, 2014. This program is sponsored by the Kennewick, Pasco and Richland Police Departments. The class is for complex/property managers, landlords and Realtors. Attached is the registration form. Details reguarding the class are listed on the form.

What is CRCL? The program provides free training for property owners and landlords to help provide safe, crime resistant rental communities for all residents.

Program Goals
•Develop a partnership between the police department, property owners and residents
•Keep drugs and other criminal activity out of residential rental property
•Maintain the quality of our communities and neighborhoods

Program Topics
•Applicant screening and active management
•Graffiti and gang problems
•Leases, rental agreements and the crime-free lease addendum
•Warning signs of drugs and other criminal activities
•Working with the police

The CRCL program is a one day, eight hour program and is offered twice a year, typically in April and October. Contact the program coordinator, Officer Richard Kane at (509) 942-7636 for more information.