Two 16-year-old males were arrested on Monday for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle while breaking a curfew law, police said.
At around 2:45 a.m., an officer patrolling near Orange Street and Wilson Avenue pulled up to the teens walking in the Sears parking lot because they looked under 18 years old, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
As the officer approached them, one of the teens rotated his body away in an effort to conceal an item he had under his right arm, Lightfoot said.
The officer learned the teens were 16 years old and in violation of the city’s curfew law. He also found one of the teens in possession of cigarettes, lighters, 2 G-Shock watches and a black pouch, Lightfoot said.
The other male had a black plastic Craftsman tool box he was trying to hide containing miscellaneous items. A search of the teen also turned up a crumpled-up piece of paper bearing the name of a Glendale resident, who was contacted by police and reported that his vehicle had been broken into and had several items stolen from it, Lightfoot said.
The victim’s car was parked in the garage of an apartment complex in the 300 block of North Orange, she said.
The officer determined the teens were in possession of the belongings that had been reportedly stolen, Lightfoot said.
During a search of the car, it was determined that $50 was missing from the center console.
Both teens were arrested and charged with burglary and curfew violation.
In addition, one of the suspects was charged with being under 18 and in possession of cigarettes and lighters.
The other suspect was charged with possession of a prescription-only pill.
Their names were not released because they are minors.