Teens charged with San Benito burglary

SAN BENITO — Three teenagers were arrested after police said they broke into a home.

Police were called Thursday morning about 10:45 a.m. to the 600 block of Resaca Shores in reference to a burglary.

The home owner arrived to find items missing including jewelry, electronics and cash.

An officer in an unmarked unit found three teenagers walking nearby and one of the boys matched the description of the suspects.

Police say one of the teens was paying for a room at the Best Western. They say the suspects also had a black backpack they claimed they didn’t own.

Inside police found two Apple Mac book computers with one of the computers containing a San Benito school district bar code.

School district police were called and they confirmed the computer belonged to a school district employee. Officers say they also found two small baggies containing marijuana.

Police say the three teens, Jesus Villarreal, 19, of San Benito; Merced Rodriguez, 17, of Elsa; and 17 year old Enrique Galban Jr., 17, of Alamo, all confessed to the crime.

They were charged with burglary of a habitation, engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of marijuana, with bonds seat at $90,000 each.