A Newark area teenager arrested Wednesday has been linked to a half-dozen burglaries in Fremont, authorities said Friday afternoon.
Another youth arrested at the same time is also suspected in at least one burglary.
"One of the suspects who had been previously identified via fingerprint evidence was arrested in Newark on Wednesday after a traffic stop that led to a foot pursuit," according to a press release issued by the Fremont Police Department.
"Police had been looking for the juvenile prior to the arrest. Recovered stolen property also helped to tie the first suspect to the Fremont burglaries."
The second suspect, also a juvenile, was in the vehicle and is also suspected in at least one burglary, according to the release.
Fremont police said the teens are also suspects in at least one burglary in another jurisdiction. That burglary did not occur in Newark, according to the Newark Police Department.
The Fremont burglaries took place on Buchanan Place, San Pedro Drive, Lonsdale Court, Powder River Place, Birch Terrace and Chestnut Court, the release said.
The 15-year-old boy was originally arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of hit and run, delaying arrest and driving without a license after he ran away during a traffic stop, said Commander Robert Douglas of the
The vehicle being driven by the youth struck a light pole on Buckeye Place, and the youth took off on foot, police said. Officers conducted a yard-to-yard search in the area and arrested him after he was found on the roof of a home.
The youth arrested after the foot chase is known to Newark police and has stayed at homes here but appears not to have a fixed address, according to Officer Robert Norvell of the Newark Police Department.
The second youth, also a 15-year-old male, is a Newark resident, Norvell said.