On May 13 at approximately 11:50 a.m., witnesses saw two suspicious men walking around the 1100 block of Centinela Avenue and contactedpolice. The men were joined a moment later by a third suspect, who was driving a vehicle. It appeared the men were casing homes to burglarize them.
At one point, one of the suspects entered the rear yard at a residence. A woman who was staying at the residence saw the suspect and walked out to see what he was doing there. The suspect told the woman he was looking for a stray dog, and then turned around and left the yard. The suspect then got into their car and drove away.
Officers spotted the suspect’s car nearby on Franklin Street and stopped it. During their investigation, officers discovered one of the suspects was in possession of stolen traveler’s checks. Another suspect was in possession of marijuana.
All three suspects were then taken into custody and transported to the Santa Monica jail for booking.Wilbert Ranfery Barios Lopez, 18, and Danniel Victor Enciso, both of Los Angeles, had bail set at $50,000. A juvenile male was charged and released to his parents.