Police arrest 3 suspected burglars

DOWNEY - Downey Police arrested three people in connection with two separate residential burglaries that occurred within minutes of each other Tuesday morning.Officers were first dispatched to a home in the 13400 block of Laureldale Avenue at about 9:20 a.m. after a resident witnessed two black males gain entry to his neighbor's house after kicking in the front door. One suspect was detained by police as he exited the home and a second suspect was caught trying to escape through the back door, police said. The suspects were identified as juveniles from Compton and Los Angeles. They were booked for residential burglary and are awaiting a court date. In a separate incident, which occurred 25 minutes later in the 13400 block of Lakewood Boulevard, a female resident was inside her bedroom when she heard a noise coming from her living room. She left her bedroom and saw that a man had forced his way into the living room through a sliding glass door. The man ran away when confronted, authorities said. Responding officers found 22-year-old Aaron Leon Stewart, of Bellflower, who matched the suspect's description. He was positively identified by the resident and transported to Los Angeles County Jail on burglary charges. Anyone with additional information on the cases is asked to call Detective Rosie Gutierrez at (562) 904-2332 or Detective Jerry Price at (562) 904-2359.

********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51