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Four arrested in connection with burglary at Benton Middle School



Four people have been arrested by members of the La Mirada Sheriff’s Department for stealing furniture from Benton Middle School last week.

On Aug. 17 at approximately 3 p.m., Deputies responded to a call involving a burglary that just occurred at the popular school.

During the investigation, several witnesses from a nearby residential area described seeing four young male Hispanics, two of which appeared to be juveniles, rushing away from the campus with furniture in hand. Three of the suspects proceeded to a sedan parked nearby to load their haul and sped off. The fourth suspect was observed by witnesses walking toward La Mirada Blvd.

After a short time had passed during the investigation, the suspect on foot was detained by assisting Deputies on La Mirada Blvd. and confessed to having been involved in the burglary.

The remaining three suspects were all eventually apprehended. Two adults and two juveniles were charged with misdemeanor burglary. The two juveniles were released to their guardians shortly after being cited.

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