Skyview students arrested for alleged burglary

Two teenage boys, age 15 and 16, waited inside classmate's apartment with baseball bat

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Willow Pointe Apartments

Two Skyview High School students were arrested for allegedly burglarizing their classmate’s home Monday afternoon in Salmon Creek.

The incident began earlier with an argument at school, according to Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Duncan Hoss.

After school, two boys, ages 15 and 16, went to Willow Pointe Apartments, 13717 N.W. Second Ave., where they waited inside the classmate’s apartment with a baseball bat, Hoss said.

When the classmate’s father arrived home, he discovered the teenagers and took their bat. The pair then fled the apartment and ran to nearby H.B. Fuller Park, where they were caught by sheriff’s deputies.

The burglary was reported at 2:53 p.m.; the classmate was not home.

“(A baseball bat) can be considered a deadly weapon if it’s not inside a baseball diamond,” Hoss said.

The two students were booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on accusations of burglary. The names of those involved have not been released.