Teens arrested after surveillance video shows flares shot from cars into San Ramon homes

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Police say four juveniles were arrested in connection with flare gun shootings at no less than five homes in San Ramon late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Police say four juveniles were arrested in connection with flare gun shootings at no less than seven homes in San Ramon late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Between 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle, which appears to be an older model Nissan Sentra, fired flares at homes on Yosemite Avenue, Estero Drive, Aptos Drive and Cree Court.

Sean Weaver wasn't at his Estero Drive home Saturday night but saw the damage to the front porch the next day. Scorch marks are still visible on the porch where the gauge flare landed. "It kind of concerned us because that's attempted arson if something caught fire," said Weaver. His home surveillance system captured the loud flash as well as the fleeing vehicle.

Police thanked citizens who have registered their home security cameras with the "Citizen's View Camera Registry Program," which they credited with helping find the suspects.

VIDEO: Surveillance footage shows flares shot into San Ramon homes
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Police say someone fired a flare gun at no less than five homes in San Ramon late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Here's a look at surveillance video that police released on on social media.



Police announced Monday that four juveniles had been arrested. Their ages range from 15-16 years of age. Three of the suspects live in San Ramon and one is from Danville.

They face multiple felony counts including shooting into an inhabited dwelling and conspiracy. Police say the homes were randomly targeted.

"It's very shocking, especially in this neighborhood," said resident Sue Stone. Her property was sparred but her neighbor wasn't as lucky as their front window was smashed.

Anyone with further information on the incidents should call police at (925) 973-2779.


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