A 20-year-old Pasco man with a record of breaking into homes is being held on $200,000 bail for allegedly participating in several burglaries in recent months.
Carlos A. Guizar-Lopez pleaded innocent this week in Benton County Superior Court to four counts of residential burglary and one count each of first-degree unlawful possession of a gun and possessing a stolen gun.
His trial is set for May 18.
Guizar-Lopez was arrested March 25 after trying to run from police. He admitted to doing the burglaries with other people, and even recalled stealing guns twice, court documents said.
The guns, including a Ruger 9 mm, had not been found as of earlier this week. A convicted felon, he had previously been told not to own or possess guns.
The four break-ins occurred in Kennewick on Fir Street, Dawes Street, Tweedt Place and Vancouver Street.
Police were able to find some of the stolen property, including televisions, a camera, a computer and a cellphone. Some of the items had been sold to people, while others were in the house where Guizar-Lopez was staying, documents said.
Guizar-Lopez already was wanted on a warrant at the time he allegedly broke into other homes, prosecutors said.
Last September, Guizar-Lopez pleaded guilty to an October 2013 residential burglary and was sentenced to six months in county jail.
He had broken a back window on a West First Avenue home and helped steal several pieces of jewelry worth more than $2,000. He was identified by fingerprints left behind on a piece of broken glass.
Guizar-Lopez had until Sept. 30 to report for a work crew but allegedly failed to do that. So in October, a second-degree escape charge was filed against him and that trial now is scheduled May 11.
His criminal history also includes a 2012 residential burglary and a 2010 third-degree retail theft.