Two men have been taken into custody, after Camas police officers responded to a burglary in progress at Liberty Middle School.
Kevin Wise, a 19-year-old transient, and Brian Allen, a 19-year-old Camas resident, were apprehended in the area near Liberty Nov. 8 after a custodian observed that the subjects had just broken into the school, at 9 p.m. The men, who fled after they saw the custodian, had entered the school building by breaking a window. There were no items stolen or further property damage to the school, located at 1612 N.E. Garfield St.
A subsequent investigation revealed Wise and Allen had burglarized the Camas pool building earlier that evening. They gained access by pushing open a window. Damage was done to the building, located at 120 N.E. 17th Ave. All of the stolen items, including T-shirts and sweatshirts, cans of aerosol paint, a microwave, a portable radio and first aid, office and picnic supplies have been recovered — Sgt. Chuck Nadgwick said Monday.
The investigation also revealed Wise and a 16-year-old male juvenile burglarized Hayes Freedom High School on the evening of Nov. 2. The juvenile, of Camas, was taken into custody on the evening of Nov. 8.
Damage to Hayes Freedom, located at 1919 NE Ione St., included a broken conference room window, and the stolen items included a 42-inch flat screen TV, a Dell computer monitor and CPU, an Xbox 360 and a Wii video game system. The computer screen and CPU were recovered on the evening of Nov. 8. The TV, Xbox and Wii remain missing.
Wise has been booked into Clark County Jail for three counts of second-degree burglary and one count of first-degree theft. Allen was booked into jail for two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree possession of stolen property.
The 16-year-old has been booked into Clark County Juvenile detention hall for one count of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree theft.