Man Arrested in Kennewick for Attempted Robbery, Drug Possession

A man armed with a knife and what appeared to be a gun attempted to rob a group of juvenile males in Kennewick last night.

Police say the man, 25 year old David Meraz, approached the children on 4th and Beech street around 8pm and attempted to take a cell phone.  He was unable to do so, and fled on foot.

Police were able to catch up with him on 5th and Date.

He was taken into custody without incident and was booked for robbery and possession of Methamphetamine.