A 13-year-old West Richland boy was arrested for allegedly stealing items from cars in Richland, but police said they don't have any reports from theft victims yet.
The teen was arrested about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday after a resident at an apartment complex at 1780 Pike St. reported seeing two kids throwing rocks at his car, said Richland police Capt. Jeff Taylor.
The man said he was on his patio when he saw the two. He chased them and caught one boy. Officers estimated about $600 in damage was done to the car, Taylor said.
The teen was arrested on suspicion of malicious mischief, and when he was interviewed by an officer, the teen said his backpack had property taken from vehicles earlier in the evening, Taylor said.
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The items apparently were stolen from vehicles around Richland High School and the Richland library, but the teen didn't provide any more information.
He also didn't identify the second boy who was with him.
Police have not received any theft reports from people that match the stolen property they recovered, Taylor said Thursday.
He said victims of vehicle prowling on Wednesday are encouraged to file a police report because officers might have some of their property.
Victims can call the nonemergency dispatch line at 628-0333 and ask for a Richland officer.