Release Date/Time: 4/8/2013 3:06 PM
Incident: Residential Burglary,Gang Enhancements
Report #: 13-040382
Date: Monday, 4/8/2013
Time: 10:10 AM
Location: 1100 block of Rockhaven Ct.
Officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances with a possible residential burglary in progress in the 1100 block of Rockhaven Ct. Alert neighbors noticed three suspicious individuals in the area and subsequently observed as they disappeared into the backyard of a residence where they did not belong. Police were notified, as officers arrived and started to surround the house, the three male suspects were seen leaving the victim residence carrying away stolen property.
As the suspects saw the police arriving, all three dropped the loot and fled the area on foot, jumping over fences. Two of the three escaped capture but the third was caught and arrested after he was identified as one of the three suspects.
Arthur Garcia(18) is a known gang member and was later transported to county jail where he was booked on charges of burglary and gang enhancements. All of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the owner who was very appreciative of the neighbors involvement in reporting the incident to police.
The investigation is continuing in an attempt to identify and locate the two suspects who managed to elude police. Both were described as Hispanic male adults in their early twenties and dressed in black.
Anyone who may have any information related to this incident is asked to contact the Salinas Police Department at 758-7321 or to remain anonymous you can call 775-4222
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: (831) 758-7348