BRAWLEY — Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 17-year-old Wednesday who they think burglarized a farm southeast of here.
Sheriff's Sgt. Jerry DeMorst said Deputy Ray De La Rosa arrested the juvenile after, "good detective work."
The juvenile is thought to have stolen a $2,000 welder and a car battery charger from a farm near Stahl and McConnell roads.
DeMorst said the burglary was reported about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by the owner of the farm. The owner told De La Rosa he thought it could have been two juveniles, the 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, who used to work at the farm.
De La Rosa contacted the 17-year-old boy and arrested him after he found the property. The 16-year-old was not arrested.
The arrested juvenile was being held at juvenile hall today.
DeMorst said of De La Rosa, "He did very good work."
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