Cops catch 2 would-be burglars in act

Johnny Joel Castillo-Gonzalez

Johnny Joel Castillo-Gonzalez


Julian Ortiz de Pena

NORCROSS -- A burglar alarm helped Gwinnett police officers catch two would-be thieves on Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to 1151 Heritage Road in unicorporated Norcross at 12:50 p.m. and found two men in the backyard and the back door of the house forced open.

"The two men attempted to run and were stopped by the officer at gunpoint," said Gwinnett Police Cpl. Ed Ritter.

Johnny Castillo, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., and Julian Ortiz de Pena, 20, of Norcross, were each charged with residential burglary and second degree criminal damage to property.

Both were in the Gwinnett jail on Friday afternoon. Castillo was held on a $16,900 bond, while Ortiz de Pena was held without bond.


pcjohn 2 years, 6 months ago

Nice job again. Thanks, gentlemen.


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