D.C. police make arrests in elementary school burglaries

District police announced on Wednesday arrests in two separate burglaries of elementary schools in Southeast and Northeast Washington. In all, four juveniles were taken into custody Tuesday and Friday.

The latest break in occurred Jan. 10 about 8:40 p.m. at the Adelaide Davis Elementary School in the 4400 block of H Street SE. Police said that officers responding to a call for a burglary saw three male juveniles exiting the school grounds.

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Police said it appeared the youths had tried to enter the building in order to vandalize it. They were each charged as juveniles with burglary and destruction of property. Police did not release any other details.

On Friday, police said they arrested a juvenile male in the Oct. 5, 2013 burglary of Maury Elementary School in the 1200 block of Constitution Avenue NE., in Capitol Hill. Police said several laptop computers were taken from classrooms.

Police said they are searching for one additional person in the case.

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