Crime

KPD searches Columbia Park for missing woman

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Kennewick Police Department (KPD) is searching for a woman who has been missing since August 2020. On January 7, 2021, the KPD sent a media release discussing the disappearance of 44-year-old Jessica Adams, whose last known…

Reports: Seattle police violated policies at summer protests

Reports from an independent agency say a Seattle police officer who threw a tear gas canister that hit a reporter, and other officers who threw blast balls that hit individuals during last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests violated policies. The Office of Police Accountability received more than 19,000 complaints about police misconduct during protests. The agency has released five batches of investigative reports since September, with the latest 22 cases posted Friday. Seattle police spokesman Det. Patrick Michaud said Tuesday. that to date no officers have been disciplined for any of the sustained findings.

Pasco PD arrests four felony suspects at local motel

PASCO, Wash. — The Pasco Police Department announced via Facebook that four suspects were arrested in two overlapping cases over the weekend. Around 4:00 a.m. PST on Saturday morning, Officer Andrews arrived at the Sage & Sun Motel at…

Brown moves forward with closing 3 prisons in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is closing three Oregon prisons, a decision authorities say would save the state more than $44 million. The governor said she believes the money could be better invested elsewhere, such as early childhood…

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming…

DOC: 28th Oregon prison inmate dies of COVID-19

UMATILLA, Ore. - An Oregon Department of Corrections prison inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution died at a local hospital on Thursday from complications with COVID-19. His name has not been released, but he was between 65 and 75 years…

K9 discovers more than 1lb of meth in storage locker

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — A K9 named Watts with the Walla Walla Police Department discovered over 1 lb of methamphetamine in a storage unit. On January 13, 2021, Street Crimes Detectives gathered intel that suggested illegal drugs were being held…