3 juveniles arrested for vandalizing Rimrock High School

Rimrock High School vandalism

Credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

The suspects smashed open a hole in a door to gain entry into Rimrock High School.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 4 at 7:26 AM

RIMROCK, Ariz. -- The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said four juveniles are responsible for vandalizing Rimrock High School on Oct. 19.

The suspects forced their way into a school bus, removed a fire extinguisher and sprayed the exterior of the bus, according to YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

They then used the fire extinguisher and a shovel to smash open a hole in a south building door to gain entry into the school where they stole food and smashed out a window.

The total damage is estimated at more than $2,000.

Deputies gathered evidence from the scene, including video surveillance recordings along with fingerprints and shoe sole impressions.

School administrators were able to identify the four suspects as students at nearby Beaver Creek Elementary School.

On Oct. 26, deputies located a 12-year-old suspect at his Rimrock home. He reportedly admitted to the burglary and confirmed the identity of his three accomplices. He said they broke into the school to steal food.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the Prescott Juvenile Detention Center where he was booked on charges including burglary, criminal trespassing, criminal damage and theft.

On Tuesday, two additional suspects, ages 11 and 13, were arrested at school and booked on the same charges. The fourth suspect has since moved from the area and D’Evelyn said his arrest is expected soon.

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