Richland Police investigating attempted burglary at Chief Joseph Middle School
Police are asking everyone to stay out of the area if possible.
RICHLAND, Wash. — At 6:00 a.m. Monday morning, the Richland Police Department responded to Chief Joseph Middle School (504 Wilson St, Richland, WA 99354) after reports of a burglary interrupted by school employees, according to a Facebook post.
The Richland School District reports as of 8:00 a.m. that school is now on time today, “There is no 2-hour delay as previously stated. Sorry for the confusion.” The two-hour delay was originally in place by the Richland Police.
According to Police on-the-scene, they say a window was the possible point of entrance into the school.
Police said the suspect fled on foot and police are using a K-9 unit to investigate around the area. Police on scene said that the K-9 tracked a path into a neighborhood but was unsuccessful.
Expect surrounding streets to be “intermittently closed” as police are asking everyone to stay out of the area if possible, according to the RPD Facebook post.
— Neil Fischer (@NeilFischerTV) November 22, 2021
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