Investigators say they've arrested one of the teens accused of beating an 87-year-old Hemet woman and pouring bleach on her skin.
The woman suffered "extremely bad" injuries at a senior living center in Hemet last week. After a week-long search, officers say they arrested a 14-year-old boy Thursday at a hotel in Temecula.
The subject and a 15-year-old boy allegedly sneaked into the gated Camelot senior living complex at 800 W. Oakland Ave. and broke into an 87-year-old woman's apartment around 3 a.m. on Apr. 17, according to police.
Investigators said that the woman woke up when she heard the boys ransacking her home.
"They beat her severely, left her in extremely bad condition," Hemet Police Lt. Dean Evans said.
The boys allegedly poured bleach all over the woman’s body, burning her skin.
"I don't think they had any respect for their elders, that's for sure," Camelot resident Johnny Miles said.
Despite the attack, the victim was able to hit a safety button inside her home.
Workers arrived shortly after the suspects left. Investigators used forensic evidence to locate and arrest the 15-year-old suspect later that day.
The victim remains in critical condition.
Before locating the 14-year-old suspect Thursday, police had released his name and image to help with the search. His name and photo are now being withheld because he is a juvenile.