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Four male juveniles were arrested for burglary of a home led to a brief lockdown of Oscar F. Loya Elementary School in Salinas

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Four male juveniles were arrested Monday after the burglary of a home led to a brief lockdown at an elementary school while Salinas police searched for the suspects, police said. Three 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy allegedly went through a second-story window to enter a home in the 1100 block of Eagle Drive in Salinas late Monday morning, according to police.

An alert neighbor phoned police about the break-in at 11:46 a.m. and arriving officers set up a perimeter around the home, police said. According to police, the four juveniles exited the house and began jumping fences in the neighborhood despite orders from officers to surrender. Police arranged for the nearby Oscar F. Loya Elementary School to be locked down for about an hour while officers captured all four suspects.

One of the juveniles was caught holding stolen property from the home and the remaining items were located inside a trashcan nearby, police said. One officer needed stitches for a laceration to a hand suffered while jumping fences, police said. The four boys were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest and were booked into Monterey County Juvenile Hall, police said.

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