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San Diego police arrest 3 teens suspected of breaking into Paradise Hills Elementary School

Posted: 5:36 AM, Dec 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-20 01:29:40Z
3 teens arrested after school break-in
3 teens arrested after school break-in
3 teens arrested after school break-in
3 teens arrested after school break-in

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Three teens were arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of breaking into an elementary school in Paradise Hills and leading officers on a foot pursuit through the neighborhood.

Just after midnight, San Diego police responded to a burglar alarm that was triggered at Paradise Hills Elementary School in the 5800 block of Alleghany Street. When officers arrived, three males were seen running away and jumping over fences into backyards on nearby Altamont Drive.

With the help of the police helicopter ABLE, officers spotted two of the males near a home and took them into custody. A third person went up and embankment, ran back across the campus but was taken down by officers.

Police said they found several classrooms had been broken into and ransacked, with a stack of Mac computer boxes found piled up and ready to be taken.

The trio, who identified themselves as teenagers upon questioning, will likely face breaking-and-entering and vandalism charges.

Paradise Hills Elementary School is currently on its winter break schedule, with classes not resuming until January 3.