Heavy Week of Crime in Walla Walla - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Heavy Week of Crime in Walla Walla

Posted: Updated:
Crime in Walla Walla has been making headlines this week. It all started with a gang fight at a gas station on Rose Street last Sunday. Crime in Walla Walla has been making headlines this week. It all started with a gang fight at a gas station on Rose Street last Sunday.
WALLA WALLA, WA - Crime in Walla Walla has been making headlines this week. It all started with a gang fight at a gas station on Rose Street last Sunday. Since then, four more incidents have led to a small town on edge.

It seems a lot worse than it really is, though. A Walla Walla officer told NBC Right Now that crime, in general, is actually down from last year. First there was a very public gang fight at the Cenex convenience store but the officer's response was quick and thorough. All the people involved are facing charges and police recovered all of the weapons from each rival gang. 

All of this, despite a department that is still struggling to get to full staff.

"We're certainly no worse off than we were last year, maybe a little bit better. But, when we have these cases and we're moving into the summer months where officers are taking vacation time, it really puts a tight hold on our man power," said Officer Tim Bennett.

Two of the incidents this week involved guns. Officer Bennett said from May 1st to June 6th there have been nine reports of shots fires. Last year at the same time there were 13.
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:55:46 GMT

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

  • Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:11:27 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

  • Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:21:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.