On Nov. 21, a school maintenance worker found a smashed concrete bench, where vandals had used pieces of the bench to break windows in the school library. Pieces of the bench were then thrown through the windows into the library, police Capt. John Hunt said. The worker stated nothing was disrupted at the school as of 2:30 p.m. the previous day, when he left.
Last Friday, a faculty member setting up for an event the day after Thanksgiving discovered another smashed concrete bench in a corridor. The broken bench seat was used to smash two window panes in an office door, then the bench was left in front of the door. Trash cans were also overturned in the corridor.
Hunt said no suspects have been identified as of Thursday. It is believed the second incident occurred sometime after 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
Police also reported that the Valero gas station on Highland Avenue was burglarized sometime Thanksgiving night, with a loss of $1,000 to $1,400 in cash from the till.
Hunt said there was no forcible entry to the office, so the burglar may have had a key.
"The (gas station) owner doesn't suspect any current employee who has a key, but we are looking at former employees who may still have a key," Hunt said.
On Nov. 19, police were called to a loud party in the area of Harvard Road. There, two juveniles were spotted walking down the street. One juvenile was carrying a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon and discarded it into a side yard when he saw police approaching, Hunt said.
That juvenile, a 16-year-old from Millenium High, was taken into custody on suspicion of intoxication and later released to his parents. Hunt said the boy was not cited.
The second boy continued walking and was not detained by police.
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