A Pasco teen admitted this week that he caused at least $2,700 in damage to Memorial Park in November when he helped shoot out lights with a pellet gun.
Eduardo Rios, 19, was in Franklin County Superior Court to enter an innocent plea.
Instead, he told the judge he wanted to get the case over with and pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree malicious mischief.
Rios faces up to two months in the county jail at his Dec. 3 sentencing. Prosecutors said in court documents they will recommend a 30-day term, with credit for the time he's has spent behind bars since his Nov. 14 arrest.
Rios will be ordered to pay Pasco the cost of the lights, in addition to restitution for other crimes he wasn't charge with.
Pasco police were called to Memorial Park at 8:39 p.m. Nov. 14 for reports of four kids vandalizing the lights.
Sgt. Brad Gregory heard BB rounds being fired, then saw four males running from the North 14th Avenue park.
Officers spent about 30 minutes chasing the suspects down. Officer Michelle Goenen stopped Rios and after being read his Miranda rights he admitted to breaking one light, documents said.
Police reportedly recovered a CO2 air pistol, pellets and a backpack left behind by the fleeing suspects.
Several street and park lights were damaged in the area by air gun pellets, police said.
A Pasco parks employee told Gregory that just the lights are valued at $2,700, court documents said.
Goenen said they'd received several reports from businesses and car owners about damage to windows throughout the city.
When questioned about the other vandalism, Rios admitted shooting at six to eight vehicles in the past week, documents said.
Three Pasco juveniles also were arrested by police.
Rios was released on his personal recognizance until sentencing.
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