Teens arrested in connection with string of thefts from Costa Mesa cars
Just before 3 a.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old Costa Mesa boy and 18-year-old Chandler James Burton were arrested by officers after roaming neighborhoods on the east side of Costa Mesa, allegedly looking for unlocked cars, the Daily Pilot reported.
The pair allegedly stole from at least five unlocked cars between the 2500 block of Fairway Drive and 2600 block of Orange Avenue, taking prescription medicines, sunglasses, iPods, cellphones and other items, said Sgt. Matt Grimmond of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
The two were spotted when a resident was awakened by barking dogs and his car alarm going off, Grimmond said.
— Joseph Serna, Times Community News
Map shows location of one of the areas in which teens allegedly broke into cars in Costa Mesa. Source: Google Maps