Juveniles Arrested for School Burglary

Posted on  07/18/2013 6:29 pm

Location:

  • Sarah Pyle Elementary School, 501 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013, approximately 7:40 p.m.

Defendants/Charges:

  • 13 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Burglary 3rd Degree
    • Criminal Mischief
    • Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree
  • 13 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Burglary 3rd Degree
    • Criminal Mischief
    • Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree
  • 11 year old male, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Burglary 3rd Degree
    • Criminal Mischief
    • Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree

Summary:

Three juveniles were arrested on the roof of Sarah Pyle Elementary School after unlawfully entering and attempting to steal several laptop computers.

Officers responded to the school at 501 North Lombard Street after receiving a 911 call from a community member who observed the juveniles breaking into the school. The Wilmington Fire Department provided ladders for officers to access the roof where they located the juveniles and took them into custody.

An investigation determined that the juveniles climbed onto the roof, pried open a rooftop door, and entered the school to remove several laptop computers.

The juveniles were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and released to their parents’ custody after posting a $3,700 unsecured bond.