Suspected car prowler arrested in Kennewick
A Pasco man suspected of car prowling is arrested Saturday afternoon in Kennewick.
Police were told 30-year-old Juan Hernandez-Rico entered the AutoZone located on the 1200 block of West 4th, bleeding from the lip and claimed that he had just been assaulted.
When the first officer arrived, he escaped out the back door of the business. The officer then received a complaint of a car prowl that just occurred across the street at a laundry mat.
The officer contacted the victim and learned the suspect matched the description of Hernandez-Rico.
A few minutes later, another caller notified police that a man matching Hernandez-Rico's description was trying to break into another car on the 1300 block of West 3rd.
Officer located him and placed him into custody for vehicle prowl and trespass. He was later booked into the Benton County Jail.