2 teens accused of attempted burglary at San Tan Valley home

Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 19:53:04-04

Two teens are accused of attempting to break into a San Tan Valley home.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office received calls around 10 a.m. Thursday after a woman said two suspects had tried to force their way into her home near San Tan Heights and Mountain Vista boulevards.

The victim told deputies the pair was disguised in black ski masks and that she believes her dogs were able to scare off the alleged intruders before they were able to get inside.

Shortly after the incident, authorities arrested a 17-year-old boy near the home. He was allegedly carrying a black ski mask and a handgun. A second teen, Lorenzo Verdugo-Lopez, 18, was arrested at his home just a few blocks away from where the crime occurred.

Lopez was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center and the 17-year-old was booked into the Pinal County Juvenile Detention facility. Both teens are facing residential burglary charges, according to a sheriff's office spokesman.

As a precaution, San Tan Heights Elementary School and Mountain Vista Academy were placed on lockdown during the incident.