SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - A teen boy has been booked at the Santa Cruz County Probation Department on burglary charges, after a Scotts Valley woman found the 17-year-old in her home Monday afternoon.
According to Scotts Valley Police, the teen had a backpack and was gathering aftering after removing a screen from an open window.
The suspect attempted to run out of the residence but was stopped by the woman in the front driveway. A brief struggle over the backpack occurred and a large jar of loose change belonging to the resident was dropped.
The 17-year-old was then chased by the woman, who was able to flag down passing motorists who called SVPD.
Officers responded to the area and located the subject several
blocks away. The subject was taken into custody and additional items that were
stolen from the residence were recovered, including a laptop