Three men face charges after police said they took an undisclosed amount of property on July 4 and came back to confront the victim.
An apartment in the 1100 block of West 10th Avenue in Kennewick was burglarized and rummaged through Friday evening, according to a Kennewick Police news release. The victim in the case believed the burglary was done by a his stepbrother, David L. Smith, who the victim then accused of the burglary, police said.
Police said Smith, along with Jose A. Navarro, 27, entered the victim’s apartment to confront him around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. A third man, Allam F. Galindo, 24, waited outside while a fight started, in which the victim’s face was injured, including a broken jaw.
Members of the Kennewick Police Criminal Apprehension Team saw one of the suspects enter an apartment, also in the 1100 block of West 10th Avenue, police said. They tried to call the suspects after learning that all three were inside, but they would not come out, police said.
Police got a search warrant and got help from Richland Police and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, police said. The suspects came outside and surrendered before the SWAT team could be brought in.
Police found the stolen property from the earlier burglary inside the apartment, police said.
All three men were booked into the Benton County jail on first-degree burglary and second degree possession of stolen property charges. Galindo also had an arrest warrant out for a previous robbery charge, while Navarro had warrants on five other charges.