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LPD investigating break-in, vandalism at high school
Polk County Enterprise - January 2009
LIVINGSTON — Investigators with the Livingston Police Department were preparing to arrest two juvenile suspects Wednesday afternoon for burglary of a building in connection with a break-in at Livingston High School over the weekend. The suspects dumped the contents of several hall lockers discharged fi re extenguishers and caused other damage, Parrish said. LPD spokesman Lt. Matt Parrish said the investigation was hindered by premature, unfounded reports that circulated through the community and confused the break-in with an unrelated graffi ti incident. Several female students were cited for minor in possession of alcohol and open container — both Class C misdemeanors — by DPS Trooper Kevin Burnam early Sunday morning. These students received citations to appear in municipal court and admitted spray-painting graffi ti on the bridge, but said they never entered the building. None of those females are juveniles. Parrish said investigators received information that another group of people made entry and committed the vandalism. “We want the persons responsible to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Livingston Independent School District Trustee Frank Henderson said Monday. Other school board members concurred with Henderson, but declined to comment on the record citing the pending investigation. LPD offi cers took one female juvenile into custody at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The other group of students has removed all graffi ti from the bridge.