FREMONT (CBS SF) – Two teenagers who were arrested in San Carlos Tuesday morning are suspected of committing several vehicle break-ins in Belmont and Fremont, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies initially pulled over a car for having broken brake lights at the intersection of Arroyo Avenue and Elm Street about 10 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fire Burns Pleasant Hill Senior Living Facility; Injured Resident Rescued From Balcony
The driver—later identified as 18-year-old Marcos Patino, of Fremont—was allegedly driving with a suspended license.
Further investigation revealed that Patino and his passenger—a 16-year-old boy from Fremont—were in possession of several items that had been reported stolen out of vehicles in Belmont and Fremont, according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: COVID: Sonoma County Eases Capacity Limits On Indoor Gatherings As Case Rates Decline
Burglary tools were also found in the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.
Patino was arrested for burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and driving on a suspended license. He was booked into the San Mateo County jail.
The 16-year-old was arrested for burglary, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property. He was booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: San Francisco District Attorney's Office Refutes Claims Made in Chinatown Attack Victim's Lawsuit