Two Modestans, including a 16-year-old, were arrested early this morning on suspicion of attempting to burglarize El Rosal restaurant in north Modesto, police said.
Kenneth Loman, 31, and the teenager were allegedly seen in front of the popular restaurant by police driving on Standiford Avenue just east of Tully Road at around 3:20 a.m.
When the two saw the officers, they dropped a crowbar and ran a short distance before being captured near the TCBY yogurt store on Standiford just west of Tully.
The two never got inside the restaurant, Armendariz said, but did cause some damage trying to break in, he said.
Both were arrested for attempted burglary, and Loman also was held on a possible parole violation.