Police: Ax-wielding man tries breaking into Pasco home - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police: Ax-wielding man tries breaking into Pasco home

Posted: Updated:
@pasco,police @pasco,police
PASCO, Wash. -

Like a scene from "The Shining", Pasco Police officers arrested a man Wednesday morning who was allegedly trying to break through the door of an occupied house with an ax.

It started at about 3:56 AM with a report from a resident near Wernett/ Road 34 that a stranger just walked into a woman's house, wanting to borrow her car. Officers say the woman was quite startled, and the man left on foot. Officers searched for the man, but did not immediately find him. The area is bordered by a vineyard and the eastbound lanes of I-182.

By 4:21 AM, however, in the new subdivision immediately east of the first house, on Famville just NW of Wernett/ Road 32, someone got into an unlocked car in a driveway, armed themselves with a hatchet they found inside, and used the remote inside the car to open the garage door. The family was inside the house. The good news was that the door leading into the house from the garage was locked. The bad news was that it was an interior door, not very heavy-duty.

The alleged burglar began smacking on the door with the hatchet. The family woke up and called 911. Police were still in the area, looking for the stranger from the first call. Officers arrived in seconds, in time to hear the suspect inside the garage, smacking on the door. Canine Hapo was there, ready to help. The suspect surrendered without a fight.

Samuel T. Anderson from Corvallis, Montana was booked into Franklin County Jail on an investigative hold for Burglary First Degree. He is also being investigated for vehicle prowling, theft, and trespassing.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:09:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

    >>
  • Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:58:21 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>
  • Three men arrested for rape of 14-year-old girl in downtown Spokane apartments

    Three men arrested for rape of 14-year-old girl in downtown Spokane apartments

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:03:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three men were arrested on Wednesday, accused of raping a 14-year old girl in a downtown Spokane apartment building. According to court documents obtained by KHQ, the girl ran away from home on April 1 because her parents were fighting. She took the bus to downtown and went to Riverpark Square. That's where she was approached by a man she'd never met before. The girl said he appeared to be high 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three men were arrested on Wednesday, accused of raping a 14-year old girl in a downtown Spokane apartment building. According to court documents obtained by KHQ, the girl ran away from home on April 1 because her parents were fighting. She took the bus to downtown and went to Riverpark Square. That's where she was approached by a man she'd never met before. The girl said he appeared to be high 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people; Two suspects on the run

    Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people; Two suspects on the run

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:26:37 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) - Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically. Peel region police said the explosion was caused by an "improvised explosive device" that was set off by two people who then fled the scene in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. Paramedic Joe Korstanje said three people suffered critical injuries while others were lightly hurt.

    >>

    TORONTO (AP) - Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically. Peel region police said the explosion was caused by an "improvised explosive device" that was set off by two people who then fled the scene in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. Paramedic Joe Korstanje said three people suffered critical injuries while others were lightly hurt.

    >>
  • "Active shooter" taken into custody at Indiana middle school; At least 2 injured

    "Active shooter" taken into custody at Indiana middle school; At least 2 injured

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:12:40 GMT

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities have detained someone in what they described as an "active shooter" situation at a suburban Indianapolis middle school. The Noblesville Fire Department tweeted Friday morning that it was on an "active shooter" scene at Noblesville West Middle School and that a suspect was in custody. It didn't say whether anyone had been shot or provide any other details.

    >>

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities have detained someone in what they described as an "active shooter" situation at a suburban Indianapolis middle school. The Noblesville Fire Department tweeted Friday morning that it was on an "active shooter" scene at Noblesville West Middle School and that a suspect was in custody. It didn't say whether anyone had been shot or provide any other details.

    >>
  • Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise

    Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-05-25 13:48:22 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.   The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until the cars, SUVs and trucks can be fixed with a software update.   The recall includes 15 Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Ram models from six model years. Models in other countries also are affected.

    >>

    DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.   The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until the cars, SUVs and trucks can be fixed with a software update.   The recall includes 15 Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Ram models from six model years. Models in other countries also are affected.

    >>