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Teens arrested in Camarillo school burglary

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

May 3, 2010 3:35:56 PM PDT
Three Camarillo teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of committing a burglary at El Descanso Elementary School in Camarillo.On Saturday morning, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department received a call of three male suspects jumping a fence to enter the school grounds.

Deputies quickly established a perimeter around the school. The suspects fled the area on foot, running in different directions. After brief foot pursuits, patrol deputies apprehended two of the suspects, both 17-year-old males from Camarillo.

A helicopter from the sheriff's air unit and a K-9 unit were called in to assist with the search for the third suspect. The area residents were notified about the incident via Reverse 911. An extensive search failed to locate the third suspect. It was determined the suspects burglarized two classrooms at the school. The stolen property from the school was recovered.

During the investigation, the third suspect who avoided capture was identified as a 17-year-old male from Camarillo. Deputies found the suspect at his residence and arrested him. All 3 suspects were booked for burglary at juvenile hall.


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