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Teens Arrested Following Brief Police Chase

Four teenagers were arrested Thursday on suspicion of breaking into a home, police said. Two were booked into Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

Four teenagers, who fled Palm Springs police in a stolen car, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of breaking into a home and other charges, police said.

Daniel Morales, 19, Vincent Garcia, 18, and two boys, 15 and 17, all from Cathedral City, were arrested near Hermosa Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way about 2 a.m. in a stolen car, Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said.

About an hour earlier, an officer spotted four people in a black 1996 Saturn sedan that was reported stolen in Cathedral City a few hours earlier near Calle Rolph and Alejo Road, he said.

The officer tried to stop the car, he said. Moments later the four suspects bailed out, but police arrested them nearby, Kovaleff said.

About the time the stolen car was spotted, police were alerted to a residential alarm in the 700 block of Calle Rolph and learned the home had been burglarized, Kovaleff said.

"During a search of the four males and the vehicle, property stolen from the residence was recovered," he said.

All four were arrested on suspicion of burglary. Morales also was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property and violating his probation, Kovaleff said.

Garcia was additionally booked on suspicion of driving the stolen vehicle.

Morales and Garcia were jailed at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. Morales was denied bail, and Garcia was held on $35,000 bail, according to jail records.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned Monday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, according to jail records.

The 17-year-old was taken to Juvenile Hall in Indio, and the 15-year-old was released to his guardians, Kovaleff said.

concerned citizen December 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Too bad that they didn't slam into a tree at 100mph.
david garcia December 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Wow concerned citizen those are some harsh words RELAX!
Mariana Zuelsdorf December 15, 2012 at 05:50 AM
What a dumb thing to do. A stupid decision that could make a big difference in the future. But why release the 15 yr old to his guardians? If someone commits an adult crime, then they should treated like an adult.
Mike ruins December 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Why would u say that would u like to crash 100 mph common sence what a concerned citizen
Mike ruins December 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM
What if your child or family member would of been in that situation would u feel the same way or happy they got released at age 15 yah think about it
Craig December 15, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Look at the way he looks at such a young age! What a shame! Looks like trouble will always him...
John O. Rogers December 15, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Hook'em & Book'em Danno!!!!
Mariana Zuelsdorf December 15, 2012 at 08:34 PM
I knew where my children were at 2am and with whom they spent time. That 15 yr old had a chance to .walk away before the home was invaded, and certainly before the car was stolen. We all make choices between right and wrong, but depending upon the choice one makes, there are consequences. What did this teach the kid? Why wasn't he also sent to Juvenile Hall? The punishment at Juvenile Hall would be nothing compared to the punishment at home but if you commit a crime, you pay the price.
Papa Rich December 16, 2012 at 03:57 PM
No mercy these are gang members....they do not care about you or your children..they will shoot to kill if had the chance..Put them in jail and leave them there...or send them back south we don't want them on our streets!
Watever March 14, 2013 at 02:05 AM
I say execute these young punks!!! They r just gonna get worse!!! They have no chance they need to be put in space so we can experiment on them that's what they are good for
desertpatriot March 14, 2013 at 02:31 AM
i say execute BDHLGX3!!!
Larry S March 14, 2013 at 03:39 AM
I'd be happy if you'd just translate what the hell he's trying to say! Coco the gorilla who had a vast vocabulary could put together more coherent sentences!
Ike March 14, 2013 at 04:02 AM
They are all LOSERS and MORONS.

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