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3 brothers held in break-ins at Pasadena school

April 12, 2009 |  3:34 pm

Three brothers, two of them juveniles, were arrested on suspicion of breaking into a Pasadena elementary school for the third time, police said.

Police say someonesaw Oscar Comparan, 18, and his brothers, who are 14 and 12, jumping a fence and entering a building at James Madison Elementary School in the 500 block of Ashtabula Street about 11 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities found the three nearby. They confessed to two previous break-ins at the school, Pasadena Police Lt. Chris Russ said.

Police recovered two guitars and a violin that the young men said they had stolen from the school, Russ said. Oscar Comparan was held in lieu of $20,000 bail; his brothers were taken to Juvenile Hall, Russ said.

--Ari B. Bloomekatz