Police arrest juvenile in connection to stolen high-school band instruments

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KTVU) Fairfield police have arrested a juvenile in connection to a case of stolen high-school band instruments we reported on earlier this week.

On Wednesday, police received a lead in the case after recovering two of the dozens of instruments reported stolen from Armijo High School on Monday.

Police say detectives with their investigations bureau obtained a search warrant for a home on the 300 block of Utah Street.

Police served the search warrant where they found the instruments valued at over $10,000. One of them was a 100-year-old antique English horn.

A 17-year-old male resident of Pacifica was arrested for felony possession of stolen property. His identity is being withheld due to his age.

The detectives returned the instruments to the school. Most of the instruments belong to Armijo High, but some belonged to the students personally.

Police are still asking for help in finding the rest of the instruments and are asking the public to scrutinize purchase offers of musical instruments that are marked as school property.

We are asking anyone with information about this theft to contact the Fairfield Police Department's Investigations Bureau at 707-428-7600.  You can also call our Tip Line at 707-428-7345, Solano CrimeStoppers at 707-644-7867, or Text “TIP FAIRFIELDPD” followed by your message to 888777.  Callers and texters can remain anonymous.