CRIME TRACKER: Burglaries reported in Kennewick

KENNEWICK POLICE NEWS RELEASE -- Several burglaries were reported in Kennewick Tuesday.

A man reported, a residence that his company is building in South Cliff/Thompson Hill was burglarized during the night. A cargo trailer was also broken into. Approx. $10.000.00 in tools were stolen.

A site foreman reported, sometime between 6:00 pm on 7/21/2014 and 5:30 am on 7/22/2014, an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into two units under construction on the 3000 block of South Dennis Place. The units are in the same building and share a common wall. The foreman advised that neither unit appeared to be missing any items from inside.

The owner of Taco Time on W. Clearwater Ave. reported that the floor safe was stolen from the business during the night and he had video. Officers made contact at the location and found no sign of forced entry. Video was reviewed and shows a male subject approaching the back door, possibly talking on a cell phone. The male enters the back door quickly, unknown if with a key. The male is then seen inside attempting to access the safe with a digital code. The male then leaves and returns with a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee which he is later seen loading the safe into. A second subject is seen driving the vehicle.

There are no suspects at this time for these crimes. Anyone who may have seen or heard something suspicious should call police with that information.

During the first six months of 2014, residential burglaries are up 14% and commercial burglaries have seen a 5% increase over the same time period in 2013.