Students arrested after burglaries

Two CVHS students broke into the homes of three acquaintances and stole property worth up to $15,000 worth of property, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. These burglaries allegedly took place over the summer on Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at three different homes.

Detective Steve Griffith stated that after an initial report was filed, a source told one of the victim’s families that two CVHS girls were involved. The family then contacted the sheriff’s department with this new information.

Officers went to the homes of the two girls and found stolen property, including girls’ clothes, cosmetics, jewelry, and electronics such as iPods and cell phones, Griffith said.

“We were able to recover some of the property, which was returned to all three victims,” Griffith said, though he added that some stolen items remain missing.  
          Both girls were brought into the sheriff’s department to be questioned and arrested there on charges of residential burglary, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy, Griffith said. All three charges are felonies.

They were not taken to Juvenile Hall, but were released with a notice to appear at a future court date.

The girls face possible imprisonment at Juvenile Hall, probation, and restitution, which means they would be responsible for repaying the victims for losses, Griffith said.

“The final disposition will be up to probation department,” which handles juvenile cases, said the detective.

Because the girls are minors, the sheriff’s office did not release their names as it would for adults.

“The biggest thing I think other kids can learn from this is that, if you commit a crime, even though you’re a juvenile, you will be held accountable for your action, which will affect the rest of your life and career choices,” said Griffith.

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