In the car that three teenagers used to get around Milpitas, police said they found a loaded gun that had been reported missing from a residential burglary in Hayward.
Newark resident Thong Hoang, 18, and Fremont residents Billy Nguyen, 19, and his brother, Linh Nguyen, 18, approached four houses on Friday, according to a police press release.
The first house was in a development near the Beresford Square Shopping Center. A resident was inside when the suspects approached shortly before noon, according to police. One teen knocked on the door of a house on Meadowland Drive, and when there was no answer, another began looking at the house and the windows. The resident called the police, and the suspects took off in a black Acura Sedan.
Minutes later, the suspects crossed over to a neighborhood east of North Milpitas Boulevard. They knocked on a door of a house on Aaron Park Drive and asked for a person who did not live there. The resident reported their descriptions to the police.
Later, police connected the teens to a residential burglary alarm on Santa Rita Drive that officers responded to at 12:08 p.m. Ultimately, an officer who spotted the car parked on Tramway Drive witnessed a teen approaching a house and detained all three.
The teens were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on multiple charges, including attempted burglary, possessing stolen property, possessing a loaded weapon, prowling and conspiracy.
There is an outstanding arrest warrant for Linh Nguyen from previous charges. He was also charged with giving false information to a police officer and driving without a license.