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Jonathan Ochoa and Tyler Darnell arrested for alleged vandalism of At least 38 cars Livermore

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Livermore police have arrested two adults and three juveniles in connection with a string of vandalism attacks on vehicles and homes and at Granada High School. At least 38 cars and homes had their windows broken in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, apparently by a BB pellet or similar projectile, according to Sgt. John Hurd. The attacks occurred on a number of streets including Wagoner Drive, El Padro Drive, Laguna Street, Obsidian Way, Vancouver Way, Ruth Way, Fontonett Avenue and others.

There was no apparent pattern to the damage and no witnesses or surveillance footage, Hurd said. Then on Saturday around 11:50 p.m., police were called to Granada High School on a burglar alarm activation. They detained a number of subjects running from the school and were able to determine that a 16-year-old boy had allegedly broken a window in the school. After interviewing the subjects, police connected them to the string of vandalism Sept. 2, as well. It appears the group members, all of whom lived in Livermore and attended or used to attend Granada High School, may have taken turns shooting an air-powered pellet gun from a car.

The gun was recovered, along with other evidence, Hurd said. Police arrested Jonathan Ochoa, 18, and booked him into Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of multiple counts of vandalism. A second suspect, Tyler Darnell, 18, was released with charges pending. Two male juveniles and one female juvenile were arrested and released into the custody of their parents, Hurd said.

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