On July 29, 2019 officers responded to a welfare check at a local hotel on a female who was being asked to leave because she was past her check out time. Female did not have any family or friends in the area. She had exhausted all of the medical resources in the Tri-Cities area and was unable to be placed into a mental health facility due to her extreme medical issues. She said she was […]
On July 26, 2019 officers and mental health professional followed up with the elderly female at the hotel because she is considered a health risk because of her dementia and other health issues. Her care giver was still in jail and Adult Protective Services had not made contact with her. She could not remember where her caregiver was and talked about leaving the hotel because they could not afford being there. She told them she […]
On July 25, 2019 an officer was contacted by agency that helps youth at risk. They ask to partner with Kennewick Police Department to help a youth in need. They were in the process of helping a homeless youth get into an inpatient facility. They had a bed for him but not until the next day and he needed to be off the streets for the night. The youth does not have family in the […]
On July 25, 2019 officers and mental health professional responded to a welfare check on an elderly female at a local motel. After talking to the female for an extended amount of time it was clear she suffered from dementia. The female was being care for by a male who got arrested the night before. She had no way of paying for the hotel and was planning on sleeping at the park with all her […]
On July 19, 2019 a woman brought a 6-year-old girl who lives in Walla Walla, in a home where narcotics is said to be used and the living conditions are poor. The Walla Walla Police Department looked into the matter and requested Kennewick Police Department take the child into custody until Child Protective Services could come get her. While waiting for Child Protective Services officers gave her stuffed animals, which she named after officer’s names. […]
On July 18, 2019 mental health professional requested assistance for a patient she had been working with for a while. She explained that they have been very proactive with him and have established housing for him and that he is actively engaged in his treatment. The consistent engagement has been occurring for a few months and agreed that any proactive assistance would provide for him would only aid in his continued success. Due to his […]
On July 18, 2019 a female came into the station requesting assistance because she didn’t know where else to turn. She told officers she works but has a hard time making ends meet. She was afraid of being late on her rent and getting evicted with her disable child. She also didn’t have transportation. She was given information and locations to look for information on landlord tenant issues. Two bus passes were purchased for her […]
On July 16, 2019 officers made contact with a male multiple times throughout the day. He walked from Pasco to Kennewick with his 15-month old baby. After multiple contacts and attempts to get him assistance with a hotel room for the night for him and his son, he continued to refuse. Mental Health Professional riding with officer made contact with him. It was determined that the best course of action was for him was to […]
On July 13, 2019 officers were contacted by a homeless male looking for assistance because he could not get a hold of his pastor. Male told officers that he is trying to stay clean and was in need of shelter. He asked for assistance until he could talk to his pastor the next morning. Two nights were purchased at Clover Island Inn. Officers assisted him the next day in getting in touch with the pastor.
On July 8, 2019 officers responded to a domestic dispute between stepfather and stepson and their common apartment. No arrest was made but officers believed that if they stayed together the tension would probably elevate and possibly turn violent. Officers removed the stepfather and purchased a night at Clover Island Inn and a meal for him since he had not eaten all day.
The Kennewick Police Department Foundation congratulations the below employees and volunteers for their continuing service to our community. We were honored to help in making this year’s banquet and awards dinner a success. * Employee of the Year – Al Wehner * Detective of the Year – Eric Hanson * Officer of the Year – Ron Salter * Partner of the Year – Drew Sneyd * Supervisor of the Year – Jason Kiel * Volunteer […]