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POLICE HOPE TEEN’S ARREST WILL END RASH OF BURGLARIES

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The mystery surrounding a rash of burglaries during the past two months at the Escalante High School has apparently been solved with the arrest of a 16-year-old.

Four burglaries occurred between March 21 and May 18, it was reported.The youth was apprehended after he spent money for his shop fees at the school on which the serial numbers had been recorded by Principal Myron Cottam and Garfield County Deputy Sheriff Celeste Bernards.

Evidence of the burglaries was also found in the youth's bedroom by Escalante and Garfield County law enforcement officers after a search warrant was obtained. Officers recovered $93 and found keys to locks at the high school, along with a .22-caliber pistol that was registered to the boy's father and a 9mm pistol registered to another person.

The weapons were returned to their owners.

The youth had access to school keys and entry to the building because he had worked there last summer. He is being processed through the 6th District Juvenile Court.