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.
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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.