KPD arrests thief who repeatedly stole from Kennewick Fire Station

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Since the start of the year, the new fire station in west Kennewick has been burglarized three times with thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen. Kennewick police investigators have been on the case and recently made an arrest connected to the burglaries.

According to a Facebook post by the Kennewick Police, the KPD Criminal Investigation Division has been looking into the burglaries. During their search, investigators found that some of the stolen tools were being sold on various social media platforms at a reduced price.

Local authorities were led to 26-year-old Zackery Adams, who they booked into the Benton County Jail for three counts of burglary to the second degree with other charges currently pending.  He was booked on Wednesday evening for his crimes. Concurrently, Kennewick police investigators are seeking additional suspects as a result of their findings. Adams’ bail is set at $10,000.

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The KPD is using this as an opportunity to remind the community of the saying “If it’s too good to be true, it is.” Here is the statement they provided in their Facebook post:

A lot of stolen tools are sold on some websites and social media sites and are being sold well below their actual value and look like a “good deal”. Be cautious of these good deals as there is a possibility that they may have been stolen and are being trafficked to unsuspecting shoppers. Some of those tools will have business markings of their original owners painted, marked, or etched into the tool. This should make a prospective buyer suspicious. Ask clarifying questions to try and vet the origination of the tools.

Kennewick Police are asking for information related to trafficking stolen property. If you have supporting information, you can submit an anonymous tip by clicking here.


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