Elk Grove police say they spotted some teens in the act of some holiday vandalism over the weekend, but later found they had been responsible for much more.
Officers were driving through a neighborhood near Elk Grove Boulevard and Waterman Road just after midnight Saturday, when they saw three teens in a black, four-door Acura remove lawn decorations from a home and drive away, according to a crime log.
That same neighborhood has been targeted by a series of vandalisms over the past month where garage doors were kicked in, according to a report by KCRA-3 and the crime log.
Officers stopped the car and talked to teenaged driver and passengers.
"During the course of the subsequent investigation, officers determined that [the driver] and [passenger] were responsible for vandalizing several of the garage doors in the area," the Elk Grove Police Department said in a crime log.
The driver, 18-year-old Joshua Noland, was arrested and taken to the Sacramento County Main Jail. The 16-year-old passenger, a female, was arrested and taken to juvenile hall. Another female passenger was not arrested, and was released to her parent.
Elk Grove Police Department spokesman Chris Trim said it was unclear how many charges of vandalism have or will be filed against the suspects.
Noland has since been released from jail.