05/24/04 — Teens charged with school break-ins

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Teens charged with school break-ins

By Jack Stephens
Published in News on May 24, 2004 1:58 PM

Two teen-agers from Seven Springs were arrested today by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with crimes in connection with vandalism and break-ins at Spring Creek High School.

The boys, who are 13 and 14 years old, were accused of inflicting damages and stealing property worth about $9,200, sheriff's Detective Mike Reid said. Their names were not released because they are minors.

They were charged with breaking into and damaging 11 school buses on March 9 and then breaking into the school April 3 and May 17. They will be charged in juvenile petitions with the crimes.

They were accused of inflicting about $3,100 in damages April 3. Two fire alarm control panels, four security cameras, five windows, a television and a video cassette recorder were damaged.

They had entered an unlocked utility room, turned off the power to the gym, climbed through a ceiling vent, entered the coaches' office, went to the gymnasium and damaged property, a deputy's report said.

They also were accused of smashing an exterior door glass, damaging a ceiling surveillance camera and breaking the glass in the doors to two offices on May 17. They also damaged several computers in the library.

Reid was assisted by Detective Sgts. Ray Brogden and Shawn Harris.