Three Manteca teens – ages 15, 16 and 17 – were arrested by Ripon Police Monday afternoon and charged with attempted residential burglary in the 100 block of Reuss Road at West Main Street.
The arrests came after Sgt. Stephen Meese located their vehicle with the help of citizens. Meese and other officers made a high-risk traffic stop at gun point on South Wilma Avenue near Second Street.
The victim told officers he had seen a male subject approach his home on two different occasions. He rang the doorbell each time and then walked away from the house both times.
Later, hearing a noise in his side yard, he told of looking out through his window and noticing a masked individual coming through his side gate. He told officers he believed the person saw him at the window at which time two other masked suspects with bandannas covering their faces were seen fleeing the area on foot. Another witness reported seeing the duo running toward a parked vehicle with a third suspect inside.
There was a third area resident who followed the suspect vehicle in his car as it fled the home and provided the direction of travel to a police dispatcher. The three suspects were later transported to the Ripon Police Department for processing and later to the San Joaquin County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.
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