Shortly after 11:30 AM on Halloween, Officers were called to the area of Camino Grove and Encino on several reports of suspicious subjects, possibly casing for burglary. An Officer spotted one of the teens walking down a residential driveway with property in hand. The teen saw the Officer, dropped the property and took off. The area was quickly contained by other assisting Officers and two subjects were detained. A residential burglary was discovered at the home where the first teen was seen. A 15 year old male and a 16 year old male, both from Monrovia, were arrested for residential burglary.
As a precaution, nearby Camino Grove School was placed on lock down for approximately 35 minutes while Officers searched for the subjects. This is common practice when there is police activity in close proximity to any of our local schools.
There have been other recent burglaries reported in the south-east end of town. It is unknown if the burglaries are related. Anyone with information on the recent residential burgs is asked to call Arcadia Police Detectives at (626) 574-5160.