EBRSO: 3 arrested in school burglary, vandalism
BATON ROUGE - Three people, including a juvenile, were arrested early Sunday morning for ransacking Belaire High School and La Belle Aire Elementary, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks.
Hicks says deputies and Baton Rouge Police officers responded to an alarm around 4:20 a.m. at La Belle Aire Elementary but found the suspects at Belaire High after they were spotted by a school security officer.
Two of the subjects surrendered when EBRSO K9s arrived on scene. The third subject was located on the roof of the school.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department arrived to provide deputies with a ladder to apprehend the subject. Over $5,000 worth of damage was caused to the school after the suspects broke windows, doors and vending machines, according to Hicks.
Multiple classrooms were broken into and ransacked. Deputies recovered $22 in cash, 5 cell phones, 6 iPods and a projector that were stolen from the school.
Deputies arrested 19-year-old DeAnthony Lathan and 18-year-old DyMarco Hills and charged them with simple burglary, damage to property, theft and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. A 12-year-old was also arrested on similar charges, according to Hicks.
Lathan and Hills also confessed to burglaries at the schools on March 27.