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Woman runs into burglars in kitchen
Two teens face charges in late morning crime
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A 17-year-old youth was captured by patrol officer John Moody, right, after he allegedly ran from a residence in the 1200 block of Daniels Street, just west of Union Road. Officer Dave Brown checks pant legs as a possible hiding place for drugs or weapons. - photo by GLENN KAHL
A Manteca woman met two burglars as she entered her kitchen close to noon on Wednesday.

They reportedly entered through a rear window of her home in the 1200 block of Daniels Street, just west of Union Road.

The woman told Manteca Police officers she was upstairs when she heard someone knock at her front door five times.  She said she walked downstairs toward her kitchen where she was confronted by the pair who had apparently come in from her back yard.

Police said the pair fled leaving two bags behind that they had brought with them.

Officers responded and set up a perimeter in the neighborhood in an attempt to locate the teens.  Patrolman John Moody was searching through the area when he found a 17-year-old youth walking half a block away and coming back toward the scene.  Moody detained the youth as other officers looked for the second suspect.

A red shirt and bandana,  the youth was believed to have been wearing,  were found by officer Dave Brown stuffed between a bush and a garage on Stonum Lane at the west end of Hunt Road – just a block away.

A homeowner at that location had his garage door open but said he didn’t see the youth come by his house.  He did see a police officer park near his residence as part of the perimeter that had been set up.

Community Service Officer Charill Jones completed the investigation at the back of the home collecting evidence of the break-in through the rear window.  The home is located directly across the street from the Union Road fire station.