Three East Palo Alto teenagers were arrested Tuesday morning, March 24, after they apparently tried to break into a home on the 200 block of Hawthorne Avenue, police said.
The attempted burglary happened around 10:20 a.m. An alert neighbor saw two male teens trying to hoist a female teenager through an open exterior window of a home and yelled at them, police said. The three then ran away and the neighbor called police.
Officers responded to the area and located all three teenagers at the intersection of Bryant Street and Everett Avenue. Investigators said the teens removed the window screens to the home and were trying to enter the home to burglarize it, but were interrupted by the neighbor.
Police arrested all three 15-year-olds for attempted felony residential burglary and felony conspiracy. The three were transported to the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
No additional information on the three teens is available since they are under the age of 18, police said. Police will not be releasing booking photos of the teens.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.