Monday at approximately 12:45PM, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the 6300 block of Cerritos Ave. regarding a possible residential burglary, leading to the arrest of two male suspects.
The two subjects were seen jumping a fence in the backyard of a residence, when a concerned resident called the police. When officers arrived, one subject fled on foot, while the other attempted to hide. The first subject was caught a short distance away, while a perimeter was established in an effort to locate the second suspect. K-9 assistance was then requested.
A K-9 unit responded and made a P/A announcement ordering the suspect to come out of hiding; an officer then saw the suspect in a nearby backyard. The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody, and officers discovered that a screen had been removed alongside pry marks on a window where the suspects had attempted to enter the residence.
One suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Ismael Cuevas; the other is 17-years-old, and therefore his identity has not been released. Both suspects are from Long Beach, and both have been booked for residential burglary.
“The LBPD would like to commend the resident who saw suspicious activity and picked up the phone to report it immediately," Pratt wrote in an email. "As a result, they prevented a home from being burglarized, and other homes the suspects may have eventually targeted.”