MENLO PARK — A man who found two teens ransacking his house early Saturday detained one intruder who hit him with a hammer while officers caught the second a short time later, according to Menlo Park police.
Officers were called just after midnight to a home in the 1100 block of Carlton Avenue by a homeowner reporting he interrupted a burglary. He told police that his family came home to discover that someone had broken in and rifled through the house.
As the homeowner searched the home, he encountered two teens inside a bedroom. He went to grab one but not before one intruder hit him with a hammer, inflicting minor injuries. Eventually he detained a 13-year-old boy.
The second intruder, a 17-year-old girl, ran away but was later caught a couple of blocks away on Sevier Avenue, after police launched a dragnet in the neighborhood shortly after the homeowner called 911.
The male suspect was identified only as a Menlo Park resident; his name was withheld because he is a minor. Police said the female suspect is an East Palo Alto resident.
Both suspects were booked into county juvenile hall on suspicion of first-degree robbery, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, felony conspiracy and resisting arrest.
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