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Men arrested in connection to house burglary

May 02, 2012

Two Santa Ana teenagers were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of burglary in Costa Mesa after a woman came home and found them leaving her house, police said.

Alfredo Pacheco, 19, and Kevin Mejia, 18, were arrested in connection with the burglary that occurred at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Londonderry Street, said Police Department Sgt. Matt Grimmond.

The men allegedly took about $3,600 in electronics, cash and jewelry before the victim came home. She said she saw the two throw their backpacks and bicycles over the wall of her backyard into nearby Gisler Park, Grimmond said.

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The woman followed them and relayed information about their whereabouts to police, Grimmond said.

One of them was spotted by the Huntington Beach police helicopter near Harbor Boulevard and the San Diego (405) Freeway, where he ditched his bicycle. The other man was arrested near Harbor Boulevard and Gisler Avenue, Grimmond said.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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