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Two teens arrested on suspicion of multiple burglaries in Templeton

Alejandro Villalovos, 18, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.
Alejandro Villalovos, 18, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two San Miguel teenagers on charges that they stole several items in a series of burglaries in Templeton early Sunday.

Deputies were alerted to one of the incidents about 12:30 a.m. by a man living on the 300 block of Creekside Ranch Road. The man was alerted to his garage door being opened, the county Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release. Upon checking the garage, the man found that his car had been ransacked and several items had been stolen from the trunk.

While searching the area, deputies discovered two other thefts from locked vehicles. According to the news release, deputies found a vehicle driving in the area, and after initiating a traffic stop, they apprehended the teenagers and recovered stolen property from the thefts. Those items included electronics, power tools, cash and garage door openers.

Alejandro Villalovos, 18, was charged with burglary and possession of stolen property and is being held in San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to jail records. The 17-year-old male who was with him was taken to Juvenile Hall.

After issuing a search warrant for Villalovos’ residence, deputies also found a handgun that had been reported stolen in January.

According to the release, most of the stolen items have been returned to their owners. The investigation is ongoing.

Megan Henney: 805-781-7915, @megan_henney

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