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3 Teens Accused Of Vandalizing Homes, Cars In Los Gatos

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LOS GATOS (BCN) — Officers have arrested three teenagers on suspicion of vandalizing several Los Gatos cars and causing thousands of dollars in damage last week.

On Nov. 23, a resident spotted two cars full of juveniles and young adults pulled over in a neighborhood around 9 p.m., police said.

Shortly after 9 p.m., the group allegedly threw eggs at cars near the intersection of Pollard Road and More Avenue, police said. The vandalizing escalated into several suspects smashing car windows, keying paint, and shattering residential landscape lights.

In all, the group committed more than 15 acts of vandalism and damaged more than $1,000 in property, police said.

Officers were able to quickly track down the suspects thanks to the resident’s initial report, police said.

The resident didn’t witness the crimes but made note of the two suspicious-looking cars.

“This is another outstanding example of community members willing to become involved by reporting something they feel is out of the ordinary for their neighborhood,” Los Gatos police Chief Scott Seaman said in a statement.

Campbell resident Eric Pecher; Morgan Castor-Thomas, of San Jose; and Robert Bergschneider, of Santa Clara, were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism. All three men are 18 years old.

Police also cited three 17-year-olds and released them to their parents. A fourth 17-year-old has been identified but not located.

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