PLEASANTON -- Police say three Oakland men were arrested Tuesday when officers caught them in the midst of a home burglary.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m., police responded to Blacow Street and Valley Avenue after a neighbor called in a "suspicious looking" black Chrysler 300 sedan.
According to a press release, te caller told police two passengers were getting out, knocking on doors and appeared to be casing the area.
Once police arrived, an officer saw the car at the end of Blacow Court, where only by a man who appeared to be talking on a cell phone was attempting to conceal himself by lying down in the driver's seat.
But, police then began receiving calls of two men vaulting fences and running through yards in the same area.
Two men who matched caller descriptions were seen running from a yard on Hall Court by a contractor working in the area. The men were shortly spotted by officers running eastbound on Valley Avenue and were stopped, according to the release.
While officers approached the driver in the Chrysler, another officer went to the back yard of the home on Blacow Street and noticed an attempt had been made to forcibly enter the house.
Witnesses identified all three subjects and were also able to place them together in the Chrysler, police said. No other homes appeared to have been entered, and it is unknown if any property was taken.
The suspects, Keandre Valentine, 18, Torin Armbrust, 20, and
Police ask anyone with information to call the department at 925-931-5100 and reference Case 12-33135.
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