Kennewick car prowler caught in the parking lot of Kamiakin High School

Kennewick car prowler caught in the parking lot of Kamiakin High School
Image credit: Kennewick Police Department

KENNEWICK, Wash. —  A male suspect was brought into custody on Monday morning after a School Resource Officer observed him prowling through cars in the student parking lot at Kamiakin High School.

According to a social media alert from the Kennewick Police Department, the school official informed patrol officers over the radio that a male suspect was observed entering vehicles in the northeast parking lot via surveillance cameras.

Kennewick police officers converged on the lot and made contact with the male suspect inside a vehicle that didn’t belong to him. Shortly after, they learned that the suspect also entered two other vehicles that were left unlocked.

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They recovered the stolen items and successfully returned them to each of the victims—all students at Kamiakin High School. the suspect was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail for two counts of prowling vehicles. His identity has not been made public as of this article’s publishing.

KPD officials offered the following advice for parents of students in the Tri-Cities area:

Please have conversations with your students and remind them to lock their vehicle when they leave it. Do not leave valuable items in your vehicle. The suspect was looking for unlocked vehicles and bypassing locked vehicles; they are looking for an easy opportunity.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are publically revealed.

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