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Adelanto neighbors stop would-be burglars from home break-in

Vigilant neighbors help stop a burglary in progress in Adelanto

ADELANTO, CALIF. ( – A couple of teens were busted trying to break into a home thanks to a few vigilant neighbors, authorities said.

At 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 11300 block of Lee Avenue in Adelanto reference a burglary in progress.

Witnesses told dispatchers, two male juveniles were at the front door of a residence trying to break in.

According to a sheriff’s news release, the suspects were observed ringing the doorbell repeatedly, shaking and pushing the front door. “One of the juveniles was seen removing the screen from a window and attempting to enter through the window,” stated the release.

Deputies arrived and arrested two males, a 15 and 16-year-old both residents of Adelanto. Both were booked into the High Desert Juvenile Hall.

Authorities say neighbors were quick to call 911 and even take pictures of the suspects, but at no time put themselves in danger.

“Witnesses did a great job and because of their actions and attention to activity in their neighborhood, we were able to arrest both suspects,” officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or other burglaries in the area is urged to contact Deputy Wendy Perea at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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