Two of the instruments stolen form the Armijo High School Superband on Monday have been located by authorities, and a teenager has been arrested, according to the Fairfield Police Department.
Armijo High School Superband is an award winning high school marching band that is scheduled to perform and march in this year’s Fourth of July parade in Washington DC.
On Monday, the high school near downtown Fairfield was broken into. Thieves targeted the band’s storage room over the weekend and made off with thousands of dollars in musical instruments.
On Wednesday, detectives from the Fairfield Police Department’s Investigations Bureau say they obtained a search warrant for a home located in the 300 block of Utah Street as part of the investigation.
At about 2:45 p.m., detectives served the search warrant at the home and found two of the stolen instruments, worth an estimated $10,000. One of the instruments recovered was an antique, 100-year-old English horn, police say.
Detectives returned the recovered instruments to Armijo High School staff on Thursday.
As a result of the search warrant and continued investigation, detectives arrested a 17-year-old male Pacifica resident for felony possession of stolen property. His identity is being withheld due to his age, according to police.