Police arrested two Desert Vista High School sophomores early Tuesday morning on seven counts each of burglary from vehicles in the area south of the school campus.
“They were basically running up and down the streets looking for open (car) doors,” said Sgt. Bryant Rockwood.
Police say it all began around 2:30 a.m. when a man saw two teens running from his vehicle. When officers responded, they found a suspicious vehicle driven by a third teen who had been called by one of the suspects to come and provide a ride.
Eventually the two teens were found and taken into custody and charged with burglary.
Police withheld the names of the two teens, one age 15 and the other 16.
Rockwood said that it appears the teens were simply looking for unlocked vehicles and anything of interest or value, and that it serves as a reminder for residents to watch their valuables.
“Lock your car and don’t leave anything of value, or perceived value, in the car,” Rockwood said.