South Gate Police Arrest Two Juveniles in Failed Burglary

The police apprehended both teenagers within 5 minutes of receiving a suspected home burglary call.

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This morning, at approximately 10:21 a.m., the South Gate Police Department  (SGPD) arrested two male juveniles, ages 15 and 17, who were spotted exiting a residence on 10500 Kauffman Avenue.

“We received a call from a resident that saw two suspicious subjects walk to the rear of a residence,” said Captain Keith Hupp of the SGPD. “The caller saw them walk up the drive away and did not see them exit.”

The suspects are believed to have entered through side window of the residence and are accused of attempting to steal a video game console and jewelry.

The SGPD found the alleged stolen goods inside their backpacks. 

“Officers were able to get ahold of the owner, who came from work and identified the [stolen] property,” said Capt. Hupp.

The SGPD would not identity the names of the suspects. State law provides juveniles with stronger privacy rights then adults. However, the SGPD did tell Patch that both were believed to be from Cudahy.

The SGPD also admitted to Patch that this burglary was stopped successfully because of the caring resident that made the call.

“They are in custody because of the alert neighbor,” said Capt. Hupp. “Otherwise we would have never caught them.

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Allen C. Treen December 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Good job, neighbor! Pay attention, reader: if you see something, say something.
Mary C December 12, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Great Job Caring Resident!!! I would like more of Our Community Residents to get envolved as this resident!!!
Ana Rodas-morales December 12, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Yes, we should all be more involved, I myself have trouble with paying attention of my surroundings, my sons car got stolen today in a matter of seconds, let's all be more aware n try to get this people off the streets
Jorge D. Acuna, Realtor December 12, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I love reading about great neighbors, I'm always around the city showing properties. I try to be a pair of eyes for our community. There has been a few times that I seen suspicious people either ready to tag or maybe more. I pull over and park and just wait till they leave. If we all do our part to watch each other and protect eachother this would be a safer city. They're always more good residence than bad. We have them beat.


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