Modesto police arrested two teenagers believed to be involved in car vandalism in northeast Modesto early Wednesday morning that caused thousands of dollars of damage.
Jacob Barnes, 18, and a 17-year-old, both of Modesto, were arrested and booked on suspicion of felony vandalism. The younger suspect’s name was withheld because he’s a minor.
Their arrests Wednesday night occurred hours after a resident a group of males in their late teens breaking windows and mirrors and denting at least seven parked cars in the area of Bridgewood Way, Kona Oak Drive and Carson Oak Drive, just west of Oakdale Road and north of Sylvan Avenue.
He said they were last seen in an older-model orange car that appeared to be a Datsun 280Z or a similar vehicle.
At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, police spotted a Datsun 280Z parked in front of a home in the 2000 block of Bridgewood Way. Several people were detained at the home and the two arrests were made.
Findlen said the damage was done with large rocks and other force, possibly kicking the vehicles. He said the investigation suggested that this was an act of “senseless vandalism.”