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Teens caught in burglary
This gun and other stolen property was removed from teenage suspects captured by Ceres Police. - photo by Courtesy of Ceres Police

Four teenagers were arrested on burglary charges after an alert citizen in the 2800 block of Paris Avenue reported seeing him looking through windows of a house on Saturday afternoon.

Officer Kiashira Ruiz responded to the 12:31 p.m. call and found the four suspects. As she spoke to them one 14-year-old boy was acting strangely by holding his arm against his waist. She patted him down and found a handgun in his waistband. A records check revealed that the gun was stolen during an Oct. 8 residential burglary on Tranquil Lane.

While the officer detained the four, a victim of a residential burglary in the 2700 block of Malik Avenue called police. It turned out that all four teens had property taken from the Malik home, including car keys, money, a computer and headphones. The property was returned to its rightful owner and all four were booked into Juvenile Hall.

The suspects were a 14-year-old Modesto boy who was charged with possession of a hand gun, possession of stolen property, burglary and conspiracy.

A second 14-year-old Modesto boy was charged with possession of stolen property, burglary and conspiracy.

A Modesto girl, 13, and 13-year-old Modesto boy were each booked on possession of stolen property, burglary and conspiracy.