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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday evening. They gained access by pushing open a window. Damage was done to the building, located at 120 N.E. 17th Ave., and several items were stolen — including T-shirts, paint and a microwave — according to Capt. Shyla Nelson.
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 last night.
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 computer screen and CPU, an Xbox and a Wii video game console. The computer screen and CPU were recovered last night.
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.
A search warrant on a vehicle is pending, in an attempt to locate stolen property from Hayes Freedom and the pool building.