Police arrest two on burglary charges

DOWNEY - Downey police arrested two men last week on suspicion of burglarizing three Downey homes, authorities said Tuesday.Officers were dispatched to a home in the 8100 block of Cole Street on Feb. 9 at about 3:30 p.m. for a burglary in progress. Just prior to calling 911, the resident arrived home and saw two men exiting his house. When the men spotted the resident, they ran back inside the house. Officers found two suspects running away from the home. They refused to stop for police -- one of the men was captured in a nearby parking lot and the other was found inside a business in the 11900 block of Paramount Boulevard. Police think the suspects burglarized three homes in the area. Police recovered "numerous" stolen items, and one of the men was in possession of property that had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle a few days earlier. The suspects were identified as 21-year-old Geovanni Curiel, of Downey, and 19-year-old Rolaneyon Mantooth, of Los Angeles. They were booked for residential burglary and are currently being held at Los Angeles County Jail pending a court date. Anyone with additional information on the burglaries is asked to call Detective Mark Galindo at (562) 904-2326.

********** Published: February 16, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 44