Fremont police on Wednesday arrested four juveniles in connection with several crimes following a two-day crime spree.
The four juveniles, ages 15, 16, 17 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of crimes including several counts of burglary, attempted burglary, possession of a firearm and vandalism, according to the Fremont Police Department.
The juveniles were interviewed and ultimately released to their parents.
On Wednesday at 5:39 p.m., officers responded to Ballantine Place and Tamayo Street on a report of suspicious subjects in the neighborhood believed to be breaking into homes.
Witnesses told police they observed the group trying to get into neighbors’ backyards.
Responding officers were able to detain the juveniles and located an unloaded semi-automatic firearm near a backpack the group had discarded, police said.
During the ensuing investigation, officers were able to link the juveniles to a burglary at American High School Wednesday morning, police said.
In that incident, the group reportedly vandalized a classroom by setting a fire, putting several holes in walls, pulling a projector from the ceiling and pouring glue.
Police said the group was also linked to a series of residential burglaries, attempted burglaries and a large fight on Tuesday.