Alleged Burglary Attempt Leads to Monday Mayhem

San Marino High School and nearby local campuses experienced a choppy start to the week because of a Monday lockdown caused by what police said was an attempted residential burglary in the 2700 block of Cumberland Road that led to three arrests.
There were street closures as police searched for the suspects, and the lockdown delayed the start of classes for some students, San Marino police said.
Officers responded to a call at 7:10 a.m. from a Cumberland resident who reported seeing four males in hooded sweatshirts attempting to enter a neighboring home, according to Detective Kevin Cordischi.
As sirens were heard in the area, one of the suspects immediately fled at high speed in a black BMW, losing control of the car at San Gabriel Boulevard and Gainsborough Drive, Cordischi said Tuesday. He said the BMW hit a curb and rolled onto its side, and the driver, who sustained minor scrapes and bruises, was arrested.
Meanwhile, police looked for the remaining three suspects, with officers from multiple agencies arriving to contain a search in the area of Huntington Drive, Palomar Road and Cumberland Road. Two more suspects were apprehended after they were seen running through the backyard of a residence in the 2800 block of Huntington.
The fourth suspect “remains at large, but we are attempting to identify him,” Cordischi said, adding that the area is not in any immediate danger.
Schools and roads were reopened by about 10:30 a.m. Monday, he said.
The suspects were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, invasion and trespassing. A 20-year-old male from Lancaster was booked and is being held at the Alhambra jail, while two 17-year-olds were booked and have been released to an adult.
If anyone might have information or evidence pertaining to this incident, please contact the San Marino Police Department or Detective Kevin Cordischi at (626) 300-0720.

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