Benton County

Benton County Fire Crew Finds Body in Burning Car
Benton County Sheriff's are investigating the discovery of a body found in a burning car Sunday night.
Fire District 1 crews responded around 9:50pm to the location where the vehicle was burning, then called Deputies because they found a body inside...
Benton County Inmate Tries Out for Track Team, Epic Fail
An inmate facing a court hearing in Benton County at the Justice Center just off of Canal in Kennewick decided to try the 400 meter dash to the parking lot. He made it about 390 meters.
Around 2:30pm, Bryan L. Hodges was going to appear in court, some procedural matters pertaining to his case...
Benton County K-9 Sniffs Out Big Drug Bust in Prosser
 
The Benton County Sheriff's department lends the use of their K-9 units to area law enforcement agencies who don't have police dogs, and in Prosser it paid off.
Over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, Prosser police (acting on tips and from an investigation) brought in Benton County K-9 Sawyer to…
Long-Time Benton County Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Child Porn
A former Benton County Fire District 1 captain will spend three years in a Federal prison over child porn pictures found on his computer.
63-year-old Jeffrey K. Ripley was arrested in the summer of 2016, after Ripley's online behavior attracted the attention of child porn law enforcement officer…
Dangerous Psychological Suspect Captured by Sheriff’s Monday
The search for a potentially violent and dangerous suspect who suffers from mental disorders is over, after Benton County Sheriff's captured him early Monday morning.
47-year-old Jared M. Dickinson had been sought by Sheriff's and police in Benton County on warrants and trespassing charges.…
Proposed County Pot Law Would Could Force Medical Grows Indoors
Benton County Commissioners have proposed a new ordinance that would require medical marijuana grows to make some significant adjustments.
The new ordinance would require medical marijuana growing operations to be conducted where they cannot be seen or smelled by neighbors, including schools...

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