William Kelley left the keys to his truck on the seat of that very same truck. Naturally, somebody came along and took it. Also naturally, Kelley called the local police to report the theft. But of course, since you’re here, it turns out that Kelley forgot to consider one little thing before he did so.
On 8-25-2019 at about 6:00AM, KPD responded to the area of the 500 block of E Bruneau for an auto theft that had just occurred. The owner of the vehicle, William Kelley, was reporting that someone just stole his red 1992 Chevy pickup with maroon canopy, WA license B96531X. He had left his keys on the seat. A male riding a 10-speed rode by and discovered the keys and then threw his back bike in the bed of the truck and fled. Video was obtained of the incident and a new fact was discovered. Kelley was at the location because he was stealing items from a business across the street. Kelley was booked into the jail in the AM hours on a warrant and subsequently a new charge of Burglary was added. Kelley's vehicle has still not been located. Any assistance with locating the truck or the identify the car thief, please call KPD reference case number 19-33651.
Posted by Kennewick Police Department on Sunday, August 25, 2019
When police looked at surveillance video from nearby, they saw a male riding by on his bicycle throw his bike in the back of the truck and take off, with Kelley giving chase.
Then, police wrote in a Facebook post, “a new fact was discovered.”
They could also see from the video that a business across the street had been burglarized. They said Kelley was the suspect.
Kelley was arrested and charged with burglary in addition to the warrant he was also hauled in on.
Police are still looking for his truck and the person who drove off in it.