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‘Old-fashioned police work' takes Calexico police to burglary suspects

June 01, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — Two teen-agers and one adult were arrested here Thursday on suspicion of burglary after police officers conducted "a little old-fashioned police work," said Calexico police Sgt. Armando Marquez.

Marquez said a phone call of a burglary-in-progress in the 1000 block of Paulin Avenue was received about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

When officers arrived, a witness said two people had left the residence in a taxi and a third by foot.

Officers, within 10 minutes, stopped a 17-year-old Calexico boy who they said was carrying property from the home.

Officers then contacted the cab company that provided the ride to the other two suspects, said Marquez.

After talking to the taxi driver, police went to where the two had been dropped off in the alley in the 400 block of Third Street.

The two other suspects were found in the front yard of a residence there and were arrested after the witness identified them.

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The second juvenile is also 17. The third person arrested was Daniel Diaz, 19, of Calexico.

All were arrested within 30 minutes after police received the burglary call.

Information on Diaz's bail was unavailable this morning.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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