drunk thief steals suspicious truck (KPD)
Just before midnight, Kennewick police responded to an unusual phone call about vehicle theft.
At around 11:55 p.m., a worker in the Clearwater and Union area reported that their pickup had been stolen. The bright red vehicle had a black-light display panel on top with frequent traffic control arrows flashing. Sometimes they are used as escort vehicles with a large load.
A short time later the truck was on Kennewick Ave. seen near Olympia in an easterly direction. The officers quickly stopped and the not-so-clever thief identified as Travis Irwin was arrested.
The fact that he was found to be disabled was likely to have something to do with the crime. He is now on multiple charges and is being held in Benton County Jail. The truck was returned to its owner.