RPV burglary suspects get a ride to jail

first_imgEarly Saturday, they allegedly committed crimes on Doverridge and Seabryn drives, hiding their stolen property in the bushes. When no one came to pick them up, they walked to the Ralphs supermarket at 30019 Hawthorne Blvd. “They were hoping to get a ride,” the detective said. “Unfortunately for them, their friends knew less about Rancho Palos Verdes than they did.” While waiting, they tried to buy alcohol, but did not have identification and became involved in an argument with a clerk. Deputies were called and realizing what the teens were up to arrested them and located the property hidden on nearby streets. Joshua Williams, 19, and a 17-year-old boy, both of San Pedro, were arrested. A 16-year-old boy remains at large. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Williams with two counts of burglary, a probation violation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is in county jail. The 17-year-old is being held at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey. “It does definitely solve a problem,” Peterson said. “It was really unusual. We don’t see too many residential burglaries at that hour.” [email protected]e.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“They went up there and they didn’t have a way back home,” sheriff’s Detective Dave Peterson said Tuesday. “They’d been dropped off, and they had stolen property stashed all over the place.” The teens have been linked to three break-ins but possibly committed more in the area and nearby Torrance, deputies said. During the past few weeks, burglaries were reported at homes in neighborhoods off Hawthorne Boulevard and Doverridge Drive, Peterson said. Deputies believe thieves randomly picked houses from 9 to 11 p.m., knocking on doors to see if anyone was home. If nobody answered, they broke in through unlocked windows or doors. Once inside, they took televisions, laptop computers, small electronic devices, cellular telephones, cash and “a whole lot of jewelry,” Peterson said. By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER Two burglary suspects who were dropped off to commit crimes in Rancho Palos Verdes stashed about $60,000 worth of stolen loot in the bushes along residential streets, deputies said Tuesday. Unfortunately for the criminals, their ride never returned to pick them up. The thieves quickly found themselves in jail. last_img read more