Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies arrested five people in conjunction with a burglary and grand theft in Rancho Palos Verdes last month. Five teens, who had reportedly stolen an automobile and later used it in two burglaries, were arrested following a brief chase and a rollover accident. Three of the five juveniles suffered critical injuries in the accident, which occurred near Del Cerro Park.
Grand Theft Charges For Auto Theft Are Automatic
Witnesses said that the 16-year-old driver failed to negotiate a turn, hit a curb and became airborne. The car crashed into a stone wall, trapping all five occupants in the vehicle. Police were alerted to a burglary in progress by a neighbor who saw several teens around a house where the residents were away. The neighbor provided a description of the getaway vehicle. Air patrol officers later spotted the vehicle and detected a signal from the vehicle’s anti-theft device, which had been activated earlier that morning.
After the juveniles, who ranged in age from 14 to 17, were extricated from the vehicle, deputies found electronics, jewelry and other items taken from the home, as well as items from a second burglary that also occurred in the area that morning.
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