Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday night after they were caught breaking windows of a home under construction, according to Los Banos Police.
A 20-year-old Los Banos man also was arrested Wednesday in connection with several graffiti incidents throughout the city, according to a news release.
Shortly after 10 p.m., a caller told police dispatchers the teenagers, a 14-year-old boy, 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl, were in the process of breaking house windows of a new home in the 1400 block of Willmott Avenue.
After Los Banos Officer Surina Gonzales responded to the scene, the suspects tried to flee but were eventually arrested and booked in to the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Center for felony vandalism, conspiracy and resisting arrest, according to the release.
The teenagers also are suspected of destroying waterlines, which flooded the home. Damages to the home are expected to be in the thousands of dollars, police said.
"Vandalism and theft from new homes has been a problem all over the county," the release states, adding that the police department will be seeking restitution against the juveniles and their parents to help the homeowner recover costs.
Another 911 caller, a route driver for Republic Services, told dispatchers a tagger was spray painting graffiti at Meadowland Park II at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday, according to another news release.
Los Banos Officer Myriam Rivas responded and detained 20-year-old Los Banos resident Sebastian Sanchez.
A search warrant served at Sanchez's home in the 800 block of La Mesa Lane uncovered evidence linking him to several other vandalism incidents, according to the release.
Sanchez was booked in to the Los Banos Police Department Jail for multiple counts of vandalism.
"It only took one phone call to solve 15-20 open vandalism cases," according to the release. "This is another example of the community and police department staff working together to combat crime in Los Banos."