FOREST HILLS — A Maspeth teen and another from Ridgewood were charged with burglary, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest after they allegedly broke into a Forest Hills home, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
A police officer said he saw Jonathan Lopez, 17, of 62-55 60th Drive in Maspeth, and Kevin Perez, 16, of 18-31 George St. in Ridgewood, enter the backyard of 95-02 72nd Ave. in Forest Hills between 1:25 p.m. and 1:32 p.m. June 14, according to the criminal complaint.
The officer said he heard a commotion from inside the home and other officers saw Perez attempt to exit out a second floor window, the complaint said.
The officer said he saw both teens carrying backpacks and wearing gloves and that he observed damage to the back door of the home, the complaint said.
Officers allegedly found jewelry in the backpacks, according to the complaint.
When officers tried to arrest the teens, they allegedly flailed their arms to avoid being handcuffed and an officer injured his shoulder trying to apprehend them, the complaint said.
Lopez and Perez were arraigned on charges of burglary, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest June 15 before Queens Criminal Court Judge Barry Kron, who set bail at $15,000, a spokeswoman for Brown said.
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