4 suspected burglars arrested

March 15, 2013 

— Modesto police arrested four suspects Thursday after responding to a call of a burglary in progress in the western part of the city.

According to Lt. Jeramy Young, a resident in the 400 block of Colorado reported a burglary in progress at 2:20 p.m.

Responding officers stopped a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the burglary and took three young men into custody.

A fourth, later identified as George Brito, 19, ran off. Authorities found him hiding in a nearby house. Officers arrested Brito, Jair Medina and Sergio Maldonado, all 19 and from Modesto, and a fourth suspect on burglary charges.

Young didn't identify the final arrestee because he didn't have his age and he could be a minor. Police recovered jewelry and other items stolen in the burglary.

Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service