Brewer students charged with stealing gun from teacher’s homePublished 12:39pm Friday, June 22, 2012
Two Brewer High School students are in jail after being charged with stealing a gun from a Brewer teacher’s residence earlier this week.
The boys, both of whom are being treated as juveniles, were charged with burglary in the second degree because the home they entered was occupied by the younger brother of the victim, who was asleep at the time.
On June 19 between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., a .17 hmr caliber rifle complete with scope was stolen from a residence on Hudgins Road in Eva. The homeowner is a teacher at Brewer High School and the rifle was the property of his adult son.
The suspects entered the residence through the bedroom window of the son, the room where the rifle was stored. A PlayStation Portable was also taken but was discovered in the front yard, where it had apparently been dropped by the suspects as they left the scene.
Investigator Chad Smith searched the area and found a witness, who told Smith that two juvenile males had brought a rifle matching the description of the one stolen to his house the day of the burglary. According to the press release, the witness also confirmed that the rifle the two juveniles brought to his residence was the one that belonged to the victim, as he had been shown that rifle by the victim earlier.
Smith interviewed both juveniles and were subsequently charged with the burglary.
Both juveniles were ordered to be held in a juvenile detention facility until their preliminary hearing before a judge.