FAIRFIELD — One of three young suspects in the Jan. 10 afternoon ransacking and burglary of a Clay Street home was ordered Thursday to remain locked up in juvenile hall until the felony charges he faces are resolved.
The homeowner identified the 17-year-old suspect as one of the burglars she saw crawling out of her home’s kitchen window shortly before 3 p.m. The homeowner had rushed home after receiving a phone call from a neighbor advising her that strangers were in her backyard.
Fairfield police officers responding to a 911 call from the homeowner. The officers spotted two teens in the area matching the description of the burglars provided by the homeowner.
Both teens tried to run away from police. Both were caught.
One of them, Javier B. Sanchez, 18, had jewelry and other things from the home in his pockets, according to police. An unnamed 16-year-old from Suisun City had some prescription medications belonging to the homeowner.
Police later found a television, video games and other things from the home at a nearby creek.
Because the garage walls of the ransacked home had been spray painted with gang-related graffiti, police added gang-related charges to the burglary and possessing stolen property charges. Police identified all three teens as gang associates.
The 17-year-old’s defense attorney said school records would show her client was in class at the time of the burglary and that he was with friends after school until he got home around 3:30 p.m.
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