Two teens were arrested Monday night after a Merced woman saw them spray painting a storage shed near Merced Mobile Estates at 2499 E. Gerard.
The woman saw the teens marking the shed and the sidewalk, and called her neighbor for help. The neighbors ran out of their houses and yelled at other neighborhood residents, telling them to call the police. The two women then chased the suspects as they ran away. Officer William McComb drove into the trailer park as the two teens jumped the fence and ran toward him. He arrested both suspects. One of the teens was carrying a backpack full of spray paint cans, and McCombs found fresh paint on their hands. They were booked into Merced County Juvenile Detention Facility.