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Barstow man with warrants arrested for breaking into elementary school

BARSTOW, Calif. ( A suspect who broke into a Barstow elementary school and fled, was found inside a bedroom of a home he broke into evading the police.

On September 6, 2017, at approximately 3:43 A.M., Barstow officers responded to Montara Elementary School regarding a burglary alarm coming from inside the classroom.

Upon arrival, officers observed that the classroom window where the alarm activated was opened and began to search the room.

As officers entered the classroom a male, later identified as Angelo Lopez, 29, of Barstow, came out from hiding and fled, leading officers on a foot-pursuit.

According to officials, Lopez ran to a residence in the 1800 block of Sunset Street in Barstow and entered the front door of the unsecured residence.

“As officers arrived at the residence, the owners exited and reported that an unknown male had just run into their home and was hiding in a bedroom,” stated a news release.

Lopez was detained and officers learned he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The investigation revealed that the homeowners did not know Lopez and that he had no further connection with the residence.

Officers arrested the male and positively identified him as Angelo Lopez. Officers also learned that Lopez had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Angelo Lopez was subsequently booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Barstow Jail for Penal Code 459- Burglary and for his outstanding warrants.

Officers returned to the classroom and determined that Lopez had entered the classroom through the window. It was determined that no property was missing from the classroom.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation may contact Corporal Daniel Arthur or Officer Austyn Willis at the Barstow Police Department at (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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