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Louisa elementary school targeted for break-ins

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a recent string of break-ins at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.

According to Major Donald Lowe, one or more people broke into the temporary trailers at the Trevilians Elementary School site on three separate occasions in November.

The first two incidents occurred during Veterans Day weekend and the third happened during the Thanksgiving Day break.

Lowe said the sheriff’s office­ — which stations school resource officers at public schools during the day and routinely patrols school sites after hours — has identified a few people of interest in the case based on the commonalities of the break-ins.

“They took small items that were easy to carry and sell,” Lowe said. The stolen items included portable electronic devices such as laptops and iPads.

According to Lowe, there have not been any similar incidents at other county school sites.

He said that the break-ins did not appear to be a threat to the general public, but urged homeowners to take standard security precautions.

To read the entire story, see the Dec. 6 edition of The Central Virginian.