A man and a teen girl are accused of breaking into the homes of her father and grandfather and stealing numerous items, including guns, jewelry and a car.
Dezlyn Rose Diehl, 17, and Joseph Todd Gaylord, 22, each pleaded innocent to one count of first-degree burglary, theft of a vehicle and residential burglary.
Gaylord also is charged with first-degree unlawful possession of a gun because he has three prior felony convictions, most recently for residential burglary.
Their Benton County Superior Court trials are scheduled for May 21.
Diehl is being tried as an adult because the charge qualifies it to be automatically moved from Juvenile Court.
According to court documents, an East Sixth Avenue home in Kennewick was burglarized March 22 when a door reportedly was forced open.
Diehl's grandfather told police that two rifles, a pistol and a 2002 silver, four-door Pontiac were missing.
Then on March 29, Diehl's father's home on Alder Avenue in Richland was broken into after someone forced open a back door, documents said. Items taken included electronics and jewelry.
A neighbor reported seeing a silver Pontiac parked near the house about that time, court documents said.
Kennewick officers spotted the stolen Pontiac two days later in the parking lot of the Blue Bridge Motel. The license plate had been switched, so officers waited until they saw Diehl and a man go to the car, documents said.
Diehl declined to say what room she was staying in, so police tracked down the information and got a search warrant.
Officers found Gaylord and another man in the room, along with stolen property from both homes, court documents said. The property included a Remington 30-06 rifle and a 300 Weatherby rifle. Gaylord is not supposed to own or possess guns because of his criminal history, documents said.
Benton City woman's trial for assault delayed
The trial for a Benton City woman charged with firing a gun at her ex-husband has been delayed more than two months.
Sarah Ruth Monroe, 29, now is set to face a jury July 9 on one count of first-degree assault with a firearm and second-degree unlawful possession of a gun. The assault includes a domestic violence allegation.
Deputy Prosecutor Julie Long told the judge it is a complex case and several hearings are needed before it goes to trial.
Monroe reportedly got into an argument March 5 with Michael Harris, who told sheriff's deputies he lives in the home with his former wife.
Harris had called 911 to report that he and Monroe argued about household matters while Monroe was lying on her bed with their young daughter.
Harris thought Monroe was ignoring him and texting on her cellphone under the blanket because he heard clicking noises, but when he pulled the blanket away he saw she had a gun, court documents said.
Monroe then fired at his head with a .25-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and bullet fragments struck him in the face, documents said. She reportedly fired another round as he tried to get the gun away from her.
Harris eventually got the gun and ran out of the house, documents said.
Monroe is in the Benton County jail on $500,000 bail.
Her lawyer, Joseph A. Campagna, told Judge Craig Matheson that she may need a brief medical furlough to have her finger X-rayed because it may broken.