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Teens arrested on suspicion of burglarizing cars in Burbank

April 04, 2012

A 13-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of burglarizing two vehicles after officers spotted them wearing gloves and walking on Kenneth Road, police said.

Steven Moore, 18, of Burbank, and the 13-year-old boy, whose name wasn’t released because he’s a minor, were arrested in connection with using bolt cutters to burglarize vehicles parked on Roselli Street in Burbank, according to Glendale police reports.

Police saw Moore and the boy just after midnight messing with the door handles of a vehicle parked on Kenneth Road near Alameda Avenue, according to police reports.

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The pair then allegedly walked over to a parked car in a home driveway, but quickly ran away when they spotted officers. Moore allegedly removed gloves from his hands and tossed them in a gutter on the 1300 block of Alameda Avenue.

Police stopped the pair, who claimed they were headed to a friend’s home, but couldn’t recall the address, according to reports.

As police talked to them, the boy removed a pair of socks that were covering his hands. The boy allegedly told police he was wearing the socks because he was cold, but police noticed he was “sweating profusely.”

The boy was also carrying a backpack, which police said was emitting a strong odor of marijuana.

Officers discovered two bottles of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, bolt cutters and a purple bandana inside his backpack, according to reports. They also found a Verizon flip phone; phone charger; women’s perfume bottle; car freshener; “Angry Birds” game phone case; pocket knife; cassette adapter and a portable navigation system inside the backpack, police said.

Officers used addresses saved on the navigation device to track down the homes in Burbank that were allegedly burglarized, according to police.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

[Editor's note: This story has been updated from a previous version.]

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