Three unemployed men were arrested on suspicion of burglary after police allegedly found them inside the ransacked home of an elderly woman.
Saldavor Alex Garcia, 31, Frankie Sanchez Gonzalez, 38, both of Santa Maria, and Jose Antonio Valencia, 25, of Guadalupe were arrested Monday and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, police said.
Officers from the Guadalupe Police Department went to the home in the 500 block of Campodonico on a report of suspicious activity and were able to see flashlights or light from a cell phone moving inside the residence, a police spokesman said.
Neighbors reported an elderly woman lived at the home but was in the hospital and no one should be inside, the spokesman said.
Assisted by deputies from the County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol officers, police entered and allegedly discovered the three men inside the ransacked home.