Authorities have arrested a third teen in connection with a recent San Ramon residential burglary, allegedly finding evidence tying him to that home invasion as well as other incidents in San Ramon, Danville and Pittsburg.
The Central Contra Costa SWAT Team took Tylek Farley, 19, into custody at his Bay Point home on Wednesday, two days after the break-in on San Ramon's Derby Drive to which he has been linked, according to San Ramon Police Lt. Terry Reeder.
Marquis Parker, 19, of San Francisco and a 16-year-old Bay Point boy were arrested in the San Ramon neighborhood on Monday after allegedly running from the burglary scene after the resident returned home. Investigators said at least two other people involved in the break-in drove away from the scene in a Nissan crossover SUV.
San Ramon police detectives continued their investigation in the ensuing days and developed information that identified Farley as a suspect, Reeder said.
Investigators then conducted surveillance and obtained an arrest warrant for Farley as well as a search warrant for his residence on Delta View Drive in Bay Point, Reeder said. Before executing the warrants, detectives requested the assistance of the SWAT team after learning Farley might have weapons in the home, the lieutenant added.
The SWAT team -- a regional group comprised of officers from San Ramon, Martinez and Walnut Creek police departments -- made entry into the home and arrested Farley on Wednesday evening, Reeder said.
"During a search of the residence, SRPD detectives located weapons, a large amount of suspected stolen property, and evidence linking the suspect to burglaries in San Ramon, Pittsburg and Danville," Reeder said.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office charged Farley on Friday with felony counts of burglary and receiving stolen property, Reeder said. Parker was also formally charged with burglary on Friday.
Prosecutors have not filed charges to date against the 16-year-old boy, who was originally arrested Monday on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, probation violation and having an arrest warrant out of Contra Costa County.
The investigation is ongoing, and San Ramon detectives are looking for information about anyone else involved. To reach investigators, call 973-2700.