West Richland vandals at large after spray painting cars, property orange

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. — Community members across West Richland woke up to find their vehicles and belongings vandalized with splotches of orange spray paint. Now, police investigators are trying to gather as much evidence as possible in order to locate and apprehend the responsible party.

According to a social media alert from the West Richland Police Department, the crime spree took place sometime between 8:00 p.m. on June 16 and 5:00 a.m. on June 17. While they haven’t specified whether houses were damaged, various forms of property including a handful of cars were sprayed orange.

These incidents were reported across the area on the following blocks: Morrison St., Desert View Dr, James St. and N 46th Ave.

If they want any chance at catching the person or people responsible for these crimes, West Richland police officers need cooperation from community members who live in the vicinity of these blocks.

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Security cameras and doorbell cams have grown increasingly common and are useful devices in bringing justice to criminals. If you or someone you know has information or video to submit, you’re urged to contact the WRPD at your earliest convenience.

The non-emergency dispatch line can be contacted at (509) 967-3425. Please note that citing Case No. 22-4982 will help police staff categorize your call and point you toward the investigators leading the charge in this case.

This is a developing news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if new details are uncovered.

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