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.