Monday, December 29, 2008

Thomas Johnson High School burglary

On 12/29/2008, at approximately 0618 hours, Frederick Police Officer First Class Vince Brown was dispatched to 1501 N Market Street at Thomas Johnson High School for a burglary. Upon my arrival, he met with the head of maintenance.

At approximately 0530 hours today, the head of maintenance discovered water in the main building of the high school. Further investigation revealed a location with obvious damage where the suspects made entry into a portion of the school. Also found was a broken water line which caused flooding in two large areas of the school. In addition to the substantial water on the floor of the school, numerous boxes containing filters suffered water damage. The maintenance staff was able to turn off the broken water line.

In another location of the school, graffiti was found spray painted on a surface. They also discovered that some items were stolen during the burglary. Total cost of the damage to the school as well as the stolen items is unknown at this time. A better estimate will be known after the appropriate clean up and an inventory is conducted.

No entry was made into the main building of the school. It appears the burglary occurred between 11:00AM on 12/28/08 and 5:00AM on 12-29-08.

The Frederick Police Department is asking that if anyone witnessed suspicious subjects or vehicles in the area of the T.J. High School during the above hours, please contact the Department at 301-600-2100.

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