Crime Archive - 2010

December 31, 2010 - Felony Eluding, crash

Walla Walla Police were dispatched to a fight call early Friday Morning that resulted in a vehicle fleeing the scene and attempting to crash head-on into a Patrol vehicle responding to the incident. See press release.

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December 28, 2010 - man arrested, voyeurism & burglary

Marcos A. Gayton Jackson, 21, was arrested December 20, 2010 for Residential Burglary (with Sexual Motivation) and Voyeurism, both felonies. See press release for additional information.

December 27, 2010 - Kennewick armed bank Robbery

An unknown male suspect held up the Sterling Savings Bank at 138 Vista Way, Kennewick, WA at 1:40 PM, Monday, December 27, 2010. The suspect stated he had a weapon, however none was seen. He fled the bank on foot. He is described as being in his late teens to early 20's, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. His hair is brownish/blonde and he has some acne scars. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded coat, gray tee shirt with red writing, black shoes with a white stripe and dark colored jeans. If you know this suspect please contact M. Blatman at the Kennewick Police Department (509) 582-1351. See photo.

Update December 28, 2010 - Suspect is in custody.

December 9, 2010 - Suspect sought in felony eludingAlejandro Ureno Alvarez

Walla Walla Police are asking for assistance in locating Alejandro Adrian Ureno Alvarez, 29, who fled from officers in a stolen Jeep Wednesday afternoon. Please see press release for additional information.

Update December 16, 2010 - Alejandro Alvarez URENO  age 29 was arrested last night at about 6:00 pm.  He was being sought in connection with a felony eluding incident from last week.  Ureno was observed riding in a vehicle in the area of  East Sumach and Park streets.  Officers in the area effected a traffic stop and took him into custody at the intersection of Palouse and Main. At the time of arrest Ureno was found in possession of Controlled substances.   He was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail on charges of Felony Eluding, and Unlawful Possession of Controlled substances.  Both charges are felony level charges.  Ureno had led local law enforcement on a high speed pursuit from Walla Walla into Milton Freewater Oregon last week.  The pursuit involved officers from several jurisdictions.  Ureno was able to elude the officers when they were forced to stop and assist a female who tumbled from the vehicle Ureno was driving.  The vehicle was an outstanding stolen vehicle and has since been recovered.  That theft and an associated residential burglary are under investigation at this time by the Walla Walla County Sheriffs office.

December 1, 2010 - Armed Gang member flees traffic stop

A known gang member was arrested in Fort Walla Walla Park late this morning after running from his vehicle during a traffic stop on Myra Road. Please see press release for additional information.

November 22, 2010 - City of Ww, Bar Fight

A large fight broke out at the Red Monkey Sunday morning sending one to the hospital with facial lacerations. See press release.

November 12, 2010 - City of WW, Fires, arson suspected

The Walla Walla Police Department is investigating two vehicle fires in the 600 block of Clark Street. Please see press release for additional information.

November 11, 2010 - City of WW, sexual assault

Two brothers, Frank J. Avbel and Allan F. Avbel were arrested Thursday night by Walla Walla Police Detectives for sexual assaults on 14 year old girls. Please see press release for additional information.

October 18, 2010 - City of WW, suspect Tased

Officers responded to the 100 block of Donald Street Sunday evening at about 7:00 p.m. for a fight in the street. A lone officer arrived to find over 20 subjects involved or watching the melee. Many of the subjects were believed to be local gang members. Please see press release for additional information.

September 21, 2010 - City of Ww, West Birch Assault

A fight between rival gang members sends one to the hospital, two to jail. A 17 year old gang member was arrested for Assault 1st degree and Malicious Mischief 2nd degree. Juan Pablo Aguilar Jr., 34, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. The victim, Corey J. Reece, 24, was transported by ambulance after being struck in the head with a baseball bat. See press release for additional information.

September 8, 2010 - City of WW, Teenager Stabbed

Walla Walla Police responded to a fight call in an alley near the area of 8th Ave. and West Poplar at 2:07 this morning to find a 19 year old male who had been stabbed in the chest. See press release for additional information.

September 6, 2010 - City of WW, Banner Bank robbery

A bank robbery was reported at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday September 4th after a lone gunman entered the Banner Bank branch at 600 S. 9th Avenue with what appeared to be a large black semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash. Please see the press release for additional information and description of the suspect.


August 30, 2010 - City of WW, Hit and Run arrest

The City of Walla Walla Police Department has issued a press release regarding the arrest of Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg, 33 of College Place on felony charges for Vehicular Assault and hit and run. The victim, Timothy R. Wood of Portland, OR remains in critical condition today at Harborview Medical Center. The call was received by Walla Walla Dispatch at 12:16 AM Sunday Morning. Mr. Wood was standing inside the Valley Transit bus stop in front of the Family Medical Center on Rose Street when he was struck by a vehicle allegedly driven by Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg. She and her 11 year old son, who was in the vehicle with her at the time, were not injured.

Update: September 15, 2010 - The victim of this hit and run, Timothy R. Wood, died Tuesday September 14th at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center. The prosecuting attorney Jim Nagle plans to amend the original charges against Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg from vehicular assault and hit and run to vehicular homicide and hit and run-death.

August 17, 2010 - City of WW, Arrest of assault victim

City of Walla Walla Police Department has issued a press release regarding the arrest today of an assault victim for stolen property following a shooting. Marcos Miguel de Jesus was taken into custody for several outstanding warrants and Possession of Stolen Property 1st Degree.

August 13, 2010 - WW County Sheriff's Office, Email scam

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office has been advised that there is a hoax email circulating entitled "County Sheriff's Safety Alert" warning people about new gang initiation tactics in Walla Walla County.  This is NOT from any official County office nor is the email factual.  Following is a quote from the email:

"There is a gang initiation reported by the local police department that gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in it...waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the baby.   Note that the location of this car seat will usually be beside a wooded or grassy (field) area ...and the person - woman - will be dragged into the woods - beaten and raped - usually left for dead.  DO NOT STOP. DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW!!!"

There may be variations on this email, they are not true.

The Sheriff's office is trying to track down the origins of this hoax email and are taking every step they can to quash it.  If you receive this email, please delete it, do not forward it.

August 5, 2010 - City of wW, Pioneer Park Vandalism

Vandals struck Pioneer Park last night, causing damage estimated at a minimum of $5,000. Flower beds were destroyed, trees were damaged, picnic tables overturned and garbage cans emptied, some were dumped into the pond. See press release.

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July 30, 2010 - City of Walla Walla, Rape arrest

Herman Rankin was arrested by Walla Walla Detectives Thursday afternoon following an alleged rape at his apartment. Rankin was released in March of this year after serving 28 years in prison. See press release.

July 27, 2010 - City of Walla Walla , IRS Arrest

Allen arrestOn July 23, 2010 the United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington, issued an indictment against Earnest Jay Allen of Walla Walla for "Conspiracy to Defraud the Government With Respect to Claims for Tax Refunds." Officers from the Walla Walla Police Department assisted in the raid. See press release.

July 6, 2010 - City of Walla Walla - Fireworks

Fireworks violations run rampant during holiday weekend. See press release.