Posted 3 months ago
By Scott Carlson
At around 9:00 p.m., on June 30, officers from the North Platte Police Department responded to an alarm at Jefferson Elementary, 700 East 3rd Street.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that unknown persons had entered the school and vandalized it.
It was determined that three juveniles had forcibly entered the building and ransacked the hallways, spilled food and condiments all over the cafeteria and kitchen, damaged paper towel dispensers, discharged fire extinguishers and damaged books, furniture and a computer in a classroom.
Additionally, police say the boys had stolen food, pens and pencils.
Through the use of the video surveillance system, officer were able to identify one of the suspects.
A little over an hour later, police located the three juveniles, ages 11, 12 and 12, at a residence in the 1100 block of East 5th Street.
Officer Rodney Brown said officers met with the families at the Police Department and, following further investigation, determined that there was probable cause to arrest the juveniles and charge them with felony burglary.
Brown said the trio was also charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief. He said this charge may be amended to a felony, pending further investigation.
The three juveniles were released to the custody of their parents.