JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – Four boys, ages 13 to 15-years-old were arrested for theft of electronic equipment causing thousands of dollars in damage to a vacant school building.
On Sunday, March 24, 2019, at around 1:50 p.m. the four boys, one 13-years-old from Joshua Tree, one 14-year-old from Twentynine Palms, and two 15-year-olds, both of Twentynine Palms allegedly forced entry into the vacant school. The school which belongs to the Morongo Unified School District and is located at the 6000 block of Sunburst Avenue sustained around $2000 in damage and the loss of around $3480 worth of electronic equipment.
The school resource officer was able to identify the juvenile suspects involved in the burglary. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, deputies made contact with the teens. The stolen property was found to be in their possession and was recovered.Deputies were also were able to locate the tools used to destroy the school grounds. The teens were arrested and cite released to their parents.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.
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