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Four teens arrested, suspected to have broken into several homes

Four teens arrested, suspected to have broken into several homes
Posted at 4:34 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 17:55:21-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Four teenagers were arrested after police say they may have broken into several homes earlier this week.

According to police officers were dispatched to a home on the 1200 block of Bernice Drive for a call for a burglary of a habitation on Tuesday.

The victim told police he was in his bedroom and heard voices coming from another room.

When he left his bedroom, he found three juvenile males in his living room. The victim said they ran out of his home and then, he noticed his television was missing.

The victim then ran after the males and watched them jump into a blue pickup.

As officers took the report, the Corpus Christi Police Department's Auto Theft Task Force spotted the truck at Alameda and Robert Drive. They detained 17-year old Joseph Escobedo and three juveniles.

Officers then realized the truck they were in had been reported stolen. Once they looked inside, they found several stolen items, including a media streaming device and several televisions, including the television taken from the home on Bernice Drive.

Officers arrested Escobedo along with, three Hispanic juveniles, ages 13, 14 and 15. They were all charged with burglary of a habitation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The 15-year old was also charged with possession of marijuana.

The three juveniles were taken to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.

Escobedo was taken to the Nueces County Jail, where he's being held on bonds totaling $77,500.