Kennewick burglar allegedly broke victims’ doorframe, KPD pays for repair

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KENNEWICK, Wash. — When a failed burglary attempt left a home’s doorframe damaged to the point where the door couldn’t shut, Kennewick police officers tapped into their community fund and facilitated a repair within no time.

According to a social media notice from the Kennewick Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in progress at a home on the 2000-block of S Palouse St around 8:30 a.m. on August 18, 2022. Initial calls told dispatchers that an unknown man was at the front door, trying to kick it open and get inside.

When they arrived, officers found that the suspect, a 59-year-old man, had broken a window to the home as well. They quickly brought him into custody and had the man transported to the Benton County Jail, where he’s being lodged for a residential burglary charge.

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As their investigation continues, authorities may assess additional charges for the violent violation of personal property.

Kennewick police officers recognized that the doorframe was so damaged that the door couldn’t shut or lock properly. leaving the victim(s) of this crime exposed. They decided it was worth using funds from their Community Care Fund to call Northwest Restoration for help.

Within moments, work crews arrived to help repair the damaged parts of this home and ensure the family has a safe way of locking their home. KPD officials publically thanked the responding repair crews for responding and getting to the scene quickly to help out.


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