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Stabbing suspect still at large


Thursday, June 11, 4:23 p.m.

The Goldendale Police Department has just released this information:

The Goldendale Police Department responded, in assistance with the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol, to a call of a stabbing at the Corner Chevron at Simcoe Drive and Highway 97 in Goldendale.

The police department found that there was an altercation that started at the nearby McDonalds and ended at the Corner Chevron. A 34-year-old white male was stabbed in the right forearm and hand. The victim was transported to Klickitat Valley Hospital for treatment. He was later released.

The suspect in the stabbing is Ricky Contreras who is 27 years of age, 5’ 7” in height, 150 pounds, black, short hair, and brown eyes. He has a small distinctive tattoo between his eyes of a cross. He is known to be homeless around the Goldendale area.

The Goldendale Police has probable cause for the arrest of Contreras. He also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Do not attempt to contact the suspect as he is considered armed with a knife at this time. If you know his whereabouts or have any information about this crime, please contact the Goldendale Police Department at 773-4545.

If you have any questions, contact Chief Reggie Bartkowski at the Goldendale Police Department (773-3780). Click here to see Contreras' Wanted Poster with his image:


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