Teen suspected in Baldwin Park auto burglary

BALDWIN PARK — Police jailed a 17-year-old Baldwin Park boy Friday after he allegedly broke into a teacher’s car near an elementary school campus, authorities said.
Baldwin Park School Police Department officers responded to a report of an auto burglary about 11:30 a.m. near Kenmore Elementary School, 3838 Kenmore Avenue, school district police officials said in a written statement.
Officers found that a window of a car belonging to a teacher that was parked across the street from the school had been smashed and a GPS unit was taken from the dashboard, police said.
Witnesses gave officers a description of the teenage burglar, and a boy matching the description was spotted several blocks away near Ramona Boulevard and Merced Avenue, according to the statement.
The teen ran away and jumped fences into a nearby neighborhood, police added. School police, with the help of Baldwin Park police, found the boy hiding under a bush in a residential back yard and arrested him without further incident.
The allegedly stolen property was recovered, police added.
Officials said the teenage suspect was taken to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.

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