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Pinole Teen, Two Hercules Men, Suspected in Home Burglary

One of the suspects lives across the street from a Hercules house that had been burglarized, police reported.

A Pinole teen and two young Hercules men have been arrested and face multiple charges in connection with a home burglary on Thursday, according to Hercules police.

At about 9:46 a.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Valley Run for a report of a possible home burglary in progress, police said in a new release issued on Friday. The caller reported three males entering a residence and did not believe they lived there.

Arriving officers saw three subjects matching the description provided
by the caller inside the home. Officers contacted Sean Cantiller, 21, and James Carter 19, both Hercules residents. Also among the three was a 17-year-old male from Pinole.

Meanwhile, a resident on Arete Court called to report that her home had been burglarized within the past two hours. That home is across the street from where the officers had contacted the three suspects.

Hercules police reported the following account:

"Two officers stayed with the male subject while other officers walked across the street and checked the residence on Arete Ct.

"Officers determined that a residential burglary had occurred and entry had been made through an unlocked kitchen window. The reported loss included a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, laptop computers, gaming consoles, jewelry, and credit cards.

"When officers returned to the Valley Run address they determined the 17 year-old male was on searchable probation. A subsequent search of the juvenile yielded a credit card from the victim at the residence on Arete Ct. At that point, Carter, Cantiller and the juvenile were taken into custody. It was determined that Carter lived at the residence, on Valley Run, so a search warrant was obtained. When officers served the search warrant they recovered the stolen property, from the Arete Ct. residence, including the firearm."

Carter and Cantiller were booked into county jail on three counts of first degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and possession of stolen property.
Their bail was set at $120,000.00 each. The juvenile was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Martinez where he faces the same charges along with a violation of his probation.

Wendy Harrison September 01, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Cheryl's comment has much truth to it. According to the F.B.I.'s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data, particularly the Crime Index (homicide, robbery, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft), the peak age (the age group with the highest age-specific arrest rate) is younger than twenty-five for all crimes reported in the F.B.I.'s UCR program except gambling. Read more: Age and Crime - Age-crime Patterns For The U.s. - Crimes, Decline, Physical, and Adolescence - JRank Articles http://law.jrank.org/pages/473/Age-Crime-Age-crime-patterns-U-S.html#ixzz25FpjNSUD
Sarah Creeley September 02, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Hi Wendy, I take exception with your conclusion and Cheryl's teen bashing ststement. We don't need to be protected from all youth! Most youth are awesome human beings and it is totally unfair to act as though all teens are thugs. NEWSFLASH: They aren't!!! I am speaking from experience; I've had much interaction with persons of the age group cited above, and they are caring, helping individuals.
Wendy Harrison September 02, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Dear Sarah, I was reinforcing that Cheryl was not totally off the mark by providing FBI stats. Of course, there are many youth who are responsible, but most crimes are committed by those 25 or under, not by people 65 and older. If we face that fact, then perhaps we can do more to engage those who would rather pursue crime than become outstanding citizens.
Sarah Creeley September 02, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Hi Wendy, We agree! I may have been a little heavy handed with Cheryl. Please accept my apologies if I misunderstood your comment, Cheryl. I don't doubt that some teens are dangerous, it's just that in my personal experience they are inspiring for the most part.
Jonny cardigan February 13, 2013 at 04:49 AM
We should use these morons as an example by cutting their fingers. Lets see any other youth act stupid.

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