Another teen arrested in J.C. school damage

By The Mercury

A fourth Junction City teen was taken into custody following further investigation into extensive damage at a school in Junction City.

Investigators with the Junction City Police Department said the the15-year-old was taken into custody following a search of the juvenile’s house where evidence was allegedly found in connection with criminal damage to property to Westwood Elementary School, 1600 N. Eisenhower St., on May 27.

The 15-year-old was charged with burglary, theft, conspiracy and felony damage to property.

Three teens, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, were previously taken into custody on the same charges on May 27 after police responded to reports of shoplifting at Dollar General, 924 W. Sixth St. Officials said that during a preliminary investigation, items from the school were located on the three teens. A preliminary estimate of damage at the school was believed to be in excess of $250,000. The police department would not release the names of the teenagers.

The J.C. Police are still working the case and ask that anyone with any information call (785)-762-5912 or Crime Stoppers at (785)-762-8477.

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