A 22-year-old Pasco man was arrested early Friday after allegedly going to a home to confront a man he suspected of stealing from him and breaking the man's TV and Xbox game system.
Andres Garcia was ordered held for investigation of first-degree burglary. He made his initial appearance Monday in Franklin County Superior Court with his attorney, Sal Mendoza Jr. Bail was set at $5,000.
Pasco police say Garcia and three other men went to an apartment at 9315 Chapel Hill Blvd. to confront Enrique Salas Jr., 18. He reportedly believed Salas had broken into his home the day before and stolen wine from his garage, documents said.
Garcia, armed with a baseball bat, reportedly pounded on the victim's door several times, then opened the unlocked front door without permission when no one answered, documents said.
Witnesses said Garcia held the baseball bat up and asked for Salas. He then reportedly searched the home for Salas and allegedly said Salas was going to pay for what he had done.
When Garcia discovered Salas was not home, he then used the bat to destroy their 43-inch TV, game system and cable box, documents said.
Salas' girlfriend and roommate were in the back of the apartment at the time and told officers that they stayed back there because they were afraid of what Salas and the other men would do, documents said.
If charged, Garcia will be back in court on March 20.