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Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Teens accused of stealing computers from Watsonville school

WATSONVILLE - Four teens were arrested Friday evening after police linked them to at least three stolen iMacs and several broken windows at Rolling Hills Middle School.

About 5 p.m. Friday, Watsonville police responded to an alarm triggered at the school at 130 Herman Ave. When Officer Charles Johnson arrived, he said he heard glass breaking in the quad area and saw several teens fleeing the area.

In pursuit, Johnson described, by radio, the teens and where they were headed.

Officers pursued the teens for about two blocks then set up a perimeter. Two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds were found hiding in several backyards at homes nearby, police said.

Police later discovered that several computers had been taken and apparently dropped not far from the quad area.

At least three iMacs were taken and two 3-foot by 4-foot windows to a computer lab and a classroom were smashed, said Lt. Darren Thompson.

All the school items were recovered, police said.

The teens were arrested about 5:20 p.m. on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest, and two were charged with probation violations, police said. The teens' names are not being released because they are minors.

They were taken to Santa Cruz County Juvenile Detention Center in Felton.

Watsonville police ask anyone with information to call the tip line at 768-3544.

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