Two teenagers suspected of burglarizing a San Jacinto home and stealing a vehicle were taken into custody following a pursuit by a sheriff’s sergeant who spotted the vehicle in unincorporated Hemet, a sheriff’s official said today.
The burglary was reported at 10 p.m. Friday at a residence in the 1200 block of Janessa Court, said Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Joey Nardone.
Then, at 5 a.m. Saturday, a sergeant from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station saw the stolen vehicle, with three males inside, around Park Avenue and Columbia Street, Nardone said.
The sergeant attempted a traffic stop and there was a pursuit, cut short when the vehicle became disabled and the suspects fled on food, he said.
Two suspects were caught but one eluded capture, Nardone said. “Most of the property stolen during the burglary was recovered from inside the stolen vehicle.”
The vehicle and property from inside the home were returned to the victim, he said.
The captured suspects were 16-year-old boys from San Jacinto, Nardone said.
They were booked on suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property and vehicle theft. One juvenile was also charged with a probation violation.
The outstanding suspect was described as a 15 to 20-year- old male, he said.