Police set up a perimeter and brought out canines and the sheriff’s helicopter Friday in Lake Elsinore to find suspects allegedly seen breaking into a home.
The police activity started at about 4:30 p.m. when a resident in the 15000 block of Larson Road reported they had just witnessed three people break into a home in the 15000 block of Danielle Way, according to Lake Elsinore police Sgt. David Cardoza.
The caller told police they watched the suspects leave the home through the backyard by jumping over the fence.
Police responded and were successful in locating two of the suspects with the help of the sheriff’s helicopter, Cardoza stated in a new release.
The third suspect was eventually found on Machado Street near Joy Street, the sergeant said.
Items allegedly stolen from the home were recovered from the suspects, Cardoza said.
The sergeant identified one of the suspected burglars as Edward Rolando Barba, 19, of Lake Elsinore. At 10:50 p.m. Friday, Barba was booked into Southwest Detention Center near Murrieta on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, jail records show.
Two others, ages 15 and 16, were taken into custody and booked at Southwest Juvenile Hall near Murrieta, also on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, Cardoza said. Their identities were not released due to their age, he said.
Police asked anyone with further information pertaining to the incident to contact Cpl. Brazil or Officer Woods by calling 951-245-3300.