Realtors in Kennewick were on high alert last week because of reports of several thefts at open houses including the theft of prescription drugs had Kennewick Police looking for the suspect.

According to reports from the Kennewick Police Department, a suspect is now in custody.

Here are the details:

On October 12, 2019 Kennewick Police Officers responded to a report of a theft from an open house in the 6600 block of W. 33rd Pl. The initial reported information was that a male had entered an open house and had allegedly left with prescription narcotics and personal property. This case was assigned to the criminal investigations division where the investigation continued. Based on evidence located at the scene and witness information from the initial report as well as additional witnesses from similar reports detectives were able to identify 40 year-old Jason Barnett as the alleged suspect.

This morning detectives executed a search warrant at Barnett's residence in the 1500 block of W 39th Ave. Detectives made contact with Barnett at the location and took him into custody. He was later booked at Benton County Jail for Theft 2nd Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance.



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