Richland Police arrest woman for burglary, assault during weekend incident

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RICHLAND, Wash. — A woman was arrested Saturday, July 2, after allegedly harming a person she had recently been in a relationship with.  

According to the Richland Police Department, officers responded to reports of a disturbance involving a weapon just before 11:30 a.m.  

Officers were told a woman at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of George Washington Way had been threatening people with a knife and that someone inside the unit had been cut.  

Through an investigation, the Richland Police Department said they discovered the victim had been in a dating relationship with the suspect. The suspect was allegedly confronting the victim about another individual when she entered the apartment without consent and slashed the victim’s hands. 

Upon arrival, police escorted the victim and another resident out of the apartment. The suspect allegedly barricaded herself in the room while additional officers worked to convince her to come out.  

The woman was detained without incident. She has been booked into the Benton County Jail for burglary in the first degree and assault in the first degree. Both charges are considered domestic violence due to the relationship status of the suspect and victim.  

The victim has been treated for her injuries.  

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