Colorado teens arrested for King City burglaries


KING CITY — A pair of Colorado teenagers have been arrested for two commercial burglaries this week in King City.

According to the King City Police Department, officers responded to the first burglary report just after 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at a business in the 600 block of Canal Street. Their investigation determined that the suspects broke a rear window to gain entry and removed the cash register with an unknown amount of money before leaving sometime between 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, and 7 a.m. the next day. Damages and loss were reported to be about $1,250.

“There was evidence located at the scene, which assisted in leading to the suspects,” police said in a news release Wednesday.

Just a few hours later, a second burglary report came in at about 9:45 a.m. at a business in the 700 block of South First Street. Again, in the middle of the night, the suspects gained entry by breaking the glass out of the front door and then stole miscellaneous electronic items. About $1,800 was reported in damages and loss.

Police said evidence was also found at this location that tied the two crimes together.

During the investigation, Salinas police officers stopped a white 2002 Honda Accord with Colorado license plates being driven by two male juveniles — a 16-year-old from Aurora, Co., and a 13-year-old from Commerce, Co. Police discovered that the vehicle was stolen and found evidence belonging to the King City burglaries inside.

“From the video evidence retrieved from the crime scenes, the King City camera system, other evidence and information from Salinas Police Department led to the identity of the suspects,” police said.

Both teens were arrested and taken to Monterey County Juvenile Hall on two counts of commercial burglary.

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