Police in Watsonville arrested a car burglar during an attempt

WATSONVILLE (BCN) — Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Friday night after they caught him attempting to burglarize a vehicle parked in a Watsonville parking garage.

Around 10:50 p.m., an officer was conducting an area check at a parking garage located at 35 W. Beach St., according to police.

The officer’s attention was drawn to a vehicle that had alarm going off. The officer then saw a teen standing next the car flee from the area.

The officer ran after the teen and ordered him to stop several times, but he refused, police said.

During the chase, the teen suspect discarded several items, including a small caliber revolver handgun, according to police.

The juvenile ultimately stopped and the officer detained him.

After a preliminary investigation, police determined the teen was in the process of burglarizing the vehicle and fled at the sight of the
officer, police said.

The teen was arrested on suspicion of being a minor in possession of a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, and vehicle burglary along with a
gang enhancement. He was taken to the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall, according to police.

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