A pair of Tri-City teens were arrested with stolen property, methamphetamine and a loaded pistol after a neighbor spotted them burglarizing a Kennewick residence, according to police.
A neighbor on the 3200 block of West 19th Street saw a man and woman carry a large flat screen TV out of a residence Wednesday morning and load it into a white van, Sgt. Ken Lattin said. An officer spotted the van a few blocks away and stopped it.
Liliana Ponce and William E. Perez, both 18, were detained while the witness came to the scene and identified them as the suspects in the burglary, Lattin said. Perez had a warrant for his arrest and there was a no contact order between the teens.
Officers found stolen property from the residence on West 19th Street in the van, along with a .22-caliber pistol and meth, Lattin said.
Both teens were booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of multiple charges.
Police are investigating if the teens are suspects in several recent residential and commercial burglaries around Kennewick. Around $10,000 in tools and a safe were stolen in the break-ins.