In North San Diego County, Oceanside, three teenagers aged 16, 17 and 18 were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a loaded firearm. Two of the teenagers are from Vista and the other from Oceanside.
The two younger minors will most likely be tried in juvenile court and the 18 year old will be tried as an adult at the Vista courthouse. Witnesses claim the three were wearing masks and bandanas and were armed with rifles when they were seen fleeing a home around 10:00a.m.
Police stopped a Ford Explorer believed to be involved and found the three teenagers along with three shotguns and a backpack that allegedly belonged to the homeowner. All three teens were allegedly positively identified as the ones fleeing from the residence. Remember, these teens are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt!
Teens Suspected in California Street Burglary, North County Times, July 4, 2009