Two boys were arrested Tuesday morning after police said they burglarized a Woodbridge home and led law enforcement officers on a vehicle chase.
The juveniles were seen taking items including televisions, a computer and jewelry from a home in Woodbridge, said Lt. Fernando Martinez of the Lodi Police Department.
A neighbor who saw the juveniles called police before they began following the boys through Woodbridge, Martinez said.
The boys, who police said took their mother's four-door Chevrolet pick-up truck to transport the stolen items, led officers from California Highway Patrol, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office and the Lodi Police Department on a chase through Lodi.
The mother was at work when the incident occurred, Martinez said.
The boys, both under the age of 15 according to Lodi police, finally pulled over on the 200 block of North Garfield Street between Railroad Avenue and Locust Street.
They were put in handcuffs and questioned by San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies.
Neighbors in the surrounding houses looked on from the sidewalk and through the curtains of their windows.
Some children who apparently knew the boys stared and tried to talk to them, yelling from the sidewalk, but the two juveniles would not respond.
"My daughter knows them," one mother said as she walked around the scene. "She goes to school with them."
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