Lewis and Clark High School Construction Burglary

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:12 p.m.

Spokane Police Officer responded to a commercial alarm in the New Construction Area of Lewis and Clark High School, located in the 600 block of West 5th Avenue.  An off-site Security Officer pulled up a live camera and was able to give updates on where the males were at in the construction site.  Officers arrested 4 juvenile males for burglary 2nd degree, malicious mischief 3rd degree and theft 3rd degree.

On 05/08/2020, at about 2:27AM, Spokane Police Officers were dispatched to an alarm call for the new construction area of Lewis and Clark High School, located in the 600 block of W. 5th Avenue. An offsite Security Officer received the alarm and pulled up live cameras of the area.  While he was looking at the camera, he noticed a subject with some sort of flashlight enter a trailer.

As the Security Officer was still on the line with the Police, there was a second trip that went off.  The Security Officer was able to pull that up as well and noticed two subjects in the construction area and was able to give the description to Officers. 

Officers arrived on-scene and detained 4 males all under the age of 18 years old, inside the construction area. Due to their ages, the names of the males are not going to be released at this time.

While inside the construction area, the males took some construction supplies.  They also tagged a wall and a portion of the roof with green spray paint. Estimated damage was around $750.

All 4 males were arrested for burglary 2nd degree, malicious mischief 3rd degree and theft 3rd degree.

When Officers transported the males to the Juvenile Detention Center, the Detention Center told the Officers they would not accept the Juveniles because the arrestees had no previous criminal history. 

Officers then transported the males to their homes and released them to their parents.

They will be charged by affidavit for their crimes. 

SPD would like to thank the Security Officer for updates on the location of the juveniles during the incident.  This assisted the Officers on-scene in detaining and ultimately arresting the males on multiple charges.

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