The Richland Police Department is celebrating an arrest made in a car prowling case.

Richland Police Make Arrest in a Car Prowling Case

The  Richland Policerep that they arrested a man who they believe is a suspect in a vehicle prowling case from last Thursday at the Shell gas station along State Route 240 and Kingsgate.

Richland Police officers were able to track the suspected prowler with items he stole from the car and used video surveillance from the gas station to confirm ID and confirm that he was the suspect.

An arrest notification from the RPD (Photo: RPD)
An arrest notification from the RPD
(Photo: RPD)

Richland Police Found Stolen Items and Ilegal Drugs on the Suspect During the Arrest

The alleged car prowler was arrested and found to have the stolen property still. Investigators say the stolen items found on the suspect were valued at $1,300, which made the theft a felony.

Detectives also believe he was also found to be in possession of illegal drugs, suspected to be Fentanyl. The department was able to return all of the stolen items to the victim. The man was booked into the Benton County Jail for felony theft, possession of drugs, and other charges.

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