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Three Teen Boys Arrested During in Progress Burglary

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Three teen boys were arrested in connection with a residential burglary in Watsonville on Wednesday, police said. Shortly after 1 p.m. Watsonville police received a report of an in progress residential burglary in the 200 block of Brennan Street, near Callaghan Park.

One male suspect was reportedly acting as a lookout, while two other male suspects entered the backyard of the residence, police said. Watsonville police officers arrived at the residence and promptly set up a perimeter around the residence.

The officers made contact with the lookout and detained him. The other two suspects fled out the back window of the residence, but were quickly captured and detained by officers. During the investigation into the burglary, police discovered that the suspects entered the residence through an unlocked kitchen window and were in the process of ransacking the residence when police arrived. The boys fled the home without any belongings.

The three juvenile males, ages 14, 14 and 15 were arrested for burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to police. The 15-year-old suspect was already on probation for burglary, was additionally charged with a probation violation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at (831) 768-3350 or anonymously at (831) 768-3350.

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