SAN RAFAEL — Investigators are examining evidence to determine if two 15-year-old boys arrested last week are responsible for committing more than a dozen residential burglaries.
Detectives and uniformed patrol officers have been conducting undercover and high-profile patrols in the city’s Canal District neighborhood since an uptick in burglaries began in December.
Although two juveniles were arrested, the investigation remains open. Their arrests followed as new detectives were assigned to the ongoing burglaries investigation—who’ve been working with detectives who finished their last shifts in this investigation on March 8.
Police responded to a report of a burglary at a residence in the 200 block of Canal Street on March 8, which was interrupted at approximately 3:35 p.m.
A resident returned home to find two intruders inside his apartment, who quickly fled through a window in the back of his apartment and got away before officers arrived.
Witnesses who saw the two suspects running away provided police with descriptions and the direction in which they fled. After investigators interviewed the witnesses, a 15-year-old boy was identified as one of the suspects.
The boy was arrested at his residence on March 8, where stolen property from another reported burglary was also located. Police arrested a second suspect at his residence on March 9, another 15-year-old boy.
Both adolescents were taken into custody, and then turned over to the Marin County Juvenile Hall and county juvenile probation office. Their names are being withheld due to their age.