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Teenagers arrested for Vista flooding
Vista flooding
In January a group of people intentionally flooded The Vista apartments across the street from Stanislaus State in Turlock. - photo by Photo courtesy of Turlock Fire Department

Two teenagers have been arrested by the Turlock Police Department for causing the flooding at the Vista apartments, which caused more than $1 million in damage.

The two suspects were identified as a 17-year-old boy from Waterford and a 16-year-old girl from Manteca. Their names were not released because they are juveniles.

The arrests come four months after massive flooding caused $1.6 million in damage to the apartment complex at 900 W. Monte Vista Avenue housing Stanislaus State students.

Through their investigation, Turlock Police detectives determined that several water valves were intentionally opened, allowing water from the fire suppression system to flood the building. The flooding impacted about 30 residents, who had to be given temporary housing options.

Video was obtained by investigators that showed several people in the stairwell leading to the water valves. Over the course of the probe, detectives were able to identify the individuals and determine the identity of those believed responsible for the vandalism.

The 17-year-old was arrested on April 26 and the 16-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday.