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Teens arrested on burglary charges

MISSION – A 17-year-old was arraigned this week for burglarizing two stores. Another male juvenile was also charged.

Israel Alejandro Tovar, 17, was at the Mission Municipal Court this week after being arrested over the weekend for burglary. Police found Tovar and a juvenile walking at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, after reports of a burglary at Beep Beep, a convenience store on the 800 block of North Schuebach Road in Mission.

According to Cpl. Manuel Casas, the two men broke into Beep Beep at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The glass doors were kicked in and beer, cigarettes and other items were stolen from the convenience store. Not too long after, Cool Express, a little shop that sells snow cones, Cheetos® and other snacks, was also broken into where a money jar was stolen.

Casas said the two men were high when they broke into the stores and were drunk when they were found walking.

The men had reportedly been smoking marijuana and taking Xanax bars.

“The day they decided to take Xanax and mix with marijuana, they decided to commit a felony,” said Casas. “A lot of bad things could have happened to them.”

Neither one remembered what they did, said Casas.

Tovar, after seeing himself on video, told Casas that he now knew why he had a cut on his leg, said Casas. He had kicked in the glass doors at the convenience store, he said. It will cost the convenience store about $3,000 to replace the glass doors.

Tovar was charged with two counts of burglary, one count of possession of marijuana and once count of failure to identify. His total bond was set at $110,000. Tovar is not an American citizen and attends Options High School. Tovar said he was currently on house arrest until June for a previous crime.

The juvenile, just under 17, was charged with two counts of burglary and one count of possession of marijuana.

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