Three male suspects are in custody after an alert resident spotted them breaking into her neighbor's home Friday.
Friday morning around 10:19 a.m., the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office received a report that an anonymous female resident had seen three young male subjects hop the fence into her neighbor's backyard, in the 500 block of Park Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City.
Deputies quickly arrived at the scene, established a perimeter around the location and began to search the yard of the residence.
Deputies saw that two screens were torn from the windows, and they could hear rustling and bumping noises coming from within the house.
As deputies approached the front doorway, one of the suspects opened the door and, upon seeing the deputy, ran back inside. The deputy chased the suspect and detained him inside the victim’s residence.
A second suspect dove through an opened front window, only to land at the feet of awaiting deputies, and he was also detained.
The third suspect got away, but, with the help of alert neighbors, was found hiding in a backyard approximately one block away.
The oldest suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Ramon Contreras. The names of his two 17-year-old cohorts have not been released, but Sheriff's deputies report that all three are residents of Redwood City.
Women’s jewelry was found in the possession of the suspects, but it is undetermined at this time if it was associated with this burglary.
Contreras was booked into the San Mateo County Jail, and the two juveniles were booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center.
Any person who many have information about this or any similar incidents is asked to contact Sheriff's Detective Lisandro Lopez at 650-363-4051 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Witness Line at 800-547-2700.
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