HERCULES -- Two men and a teenager were arrested on burglary charges Friday after a neighbor became suspicious of their activities and notified police, authorities said.
Sean Cantiller, 21, and James Carter, 19, both of Hercules, and a 17-year-old Pinole boy were arrested shortly before 10 a.m. in the 1000 block of Valley Run, according to a news release from Hercules police.
Officers were called to the area by a resident who saw the three enter a home on Valley Run. Police were questioning the trio when a call came from a person on Arete Court, just across the street, who reported that her home had been burglarized about two hours earlier.
Officers determined that Carter lived in the home on Valley Run, but a search turned up items from the home on Arete Court, police sad.
"The original person who called said she saw three moving in and out of the (Valley Run) garage with boxes, carrying things in and out," Hercules police Det. Alex Abetkov said. "She said it really looked strange. Officers got out there ... and things fell into place."
Intruders had entered the home on Arete Court through an unlocked kitchen window and took a 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun, laptop computers, gaming consoles, jewelry and credit cards, police said.
While officers were questioning the three men on Valley Run, they determined that the 17-year-old was on searchable probation. A search of the home yielded a credit card from the residence
Carter, Cantiller and the 17-year-old also may be charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and with receiving stolen property, police said. Carter and Cantiller were taken to the Martinez Detention Facility and their bail set at $120,000 each. The 17-year-old was taken to Juvenile Hall in Martinez. He also will be charged with violating his probation, police said.
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