Three teenagers were arrested after being seen twice breaking into a home in the 2700 block of Pyramid Avenue on Wednesday evening, Jan. 4 and stealing things.
An alert neighbor called 9-1-1 at 10:51 p.m. to report that four boys jumped into a backyard, broke out one of the windows, and entered. They were seen coming out the same window carrying bags of property and jumping back over the fence and leaving.
A short time later they returned to carry out a second round of theft. This time the suspects were seen getting into a black four-door vehicle parked in the east parking lot of the apartments at 2717 Roeding Road. As the vehicle attempted to leave the parking lot, Officer Coey Henson blocked it in with his patrol car. All four male suspects ran from the car and scattered in different directions.
With the help of Sheriff's deputies, Ceres Police set up a perimeter to conduct a search. Help also arrived from the Ceres Police SWAT Team which was conducting training when they heard the call. Over the course of several hours officers and deputies located three of the four suspects hiding and one who tried to run.
All of the stolen property - which included two TVs, video games and miscellaneous items - were found in the getaway vehicle.
Police said the suspects include Marcus Devaul White Jr., 18, of Modesto, and 14- and 16-year-old Modesto boys. All three were booked on felony charges of residential burglary, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest.
Police know the identity of the fourth, a 17-year-old Ceres boy, who is still outstanding.