Tuesday, February 22, 2005
GRANDVIEW - A 16-year old male is being held today (Tuesday) at the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Facility in Yakima in connection with his possible involvement in an attempted robbery which took place this past Sunday night in the area of West Fifth Street.
According to a Grandview Police Department report, a male victim, operating a vehicle in the area of West Fifth Street and Eberle Place in Grandview, was approached at a stop sign by a number of male youths dressed in Halloween masks, who threatened to rob him.
According to the report, the victim was able to flee the scene unharmed. During their investigation into the matter, Grandview police were able to locate one subject, which led to the probable identification of several other persons involved in the incident.
Additional investigations led to Monday's arrest of the 16-year-old for his involvement in the attempted robbery.
The Grandview police are requesting the youth be charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal attempt and attempted robbery, first degree. Another youth, a 12-year-old-male, has also been charged, according to the Grandview police. Charges regarding his involvement in the crime are being forwarded to the county juvenile prosecutor.
Grandview police detectives said the investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected.
In unrelated incidents, Grandview police responded to a number of vehicle prowls and two reported vehicle thefts this past weekend. The vehicle thefts were dismissed as persons using cars without permission.
Grandview police also responded to a report of a theft of cash from Grandview High School on Friday, Feb. 18. Taken was $75 in cash. The matter is still under investigation.