Menlo Park police arrested two 16-year-old boys Monday in connection with at least two home burglaries in the Willows neighborhood where 10 burglaries have occurred in the last two months.
Detectives patrolling the neighborhood saw a suspicious vehicle at 4:50 p.m. Monday and stopped it for a code violation at East O'Keefe Street and Menalto Avenue, police said.
Inside were two boys who resembled suspects caught on video during a home burglary in the Willows. Evidence and an investigation by police provided officers with enough reason to arrest the pair, police said.
One boy was arrested on suspicion of two counts of residential burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony and providing a false name, according to police. The same boy was on probation for residential burglary and was wanted for violating his probation.
The other boy was arrested on suspicion of two counts of residential burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Both boys live in East Palo Alto. They were booked into the Hillcrest Juvenile Detention Facility, police said.
The names of the boys are not being released because they are juveniles. They are alleged to have taken, among other things, jewelry, electronics and cash, police Cmdr. Dave Bertini said.
Detectives also cited 19-year-old East Palo Alto resident Kevin Plazola-Navarro, who was driving the vehicle in which detectives found the two boys, on suspicion of driving on a suspended or revoked license, police said.