Minor arrested for breaking and staying in Sonoma vacation homes

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A juvenile suspect was arrested after a police chase on Tuesday. 

According to the county sheriff’s office, the suspect is accused of breaking into different vacation homes. 

On Tuesday, deputies launched an investigation after break-ins in three vacation homes on Freezout Road in the Duncan Mills neighborhood. 

The suspect had allegedly damaged all three homes. 

The investigation reveals the suspect as a minor who had been staying in the houses. 

At around 7 p.m., deputies found the suspect in one of the homes and fled. 

The suspect was again spotted on the 2100 block of Moscow Road. When police located him, he ran into the Russian River. 

Deputies deployed a drone to search for the juvenile suspect and he was found at the edge of the river. 

He was arrested without incident. 

The suspect will not be publicly named due to his age. 

He was booked into juvenile hall for burglary, vandalism, obstructing and resisting a peace officer, and an outstanding juvenile arrest warrant.


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