Written by AARON CASTREJON
WEST COVINA - A failed grand theft auto attempt and yard-to-yard search yielded two teen suspects, police said Monday.
Family members of the intended victim broke up the attempted grand theft auto around 9:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Rowland Street December 10. The two males and one female fled the location, according to Sgt. Michelle Figueroa of the West Covina Police Department.
Numerous residents notified police that the suspects were fleeing through their yards. One suspect fled to the roof of another, Figueroa said.
Nearby Monte Vista Elementary School was on lockdown during the suspect search.
Ernesto Alonso Ramirez, 18, from South El Monte, was booked on suspicion of grand theft auto, burglary and receiving stolen property.
Also arrested was a teen girl from Los Angeles.
Police also located a vehicle the suspects were driving in -- an unreported stolen vehicle from East Los Angeles, Figueroa said.
The remaining suspect was seen jumping into the rear yard of a home in the 1700 block of West Eldred Avenue.