Police arrest juvenile in school break-in; say electronic items stolen

A juvenile stopped by police Tuesday night has been charged with burglary in connection with the break-in of a charter school in Southeast Washington that occurred this past weekend, according to authorities.

The youth, who was not named because of his age, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Stevens Road Southeast. Police said he had stolen electronic equipment with him at the time.

Police said the school — Friendship Public Charter School/Tech Prep Academy in the 600 block of Milwaukee Place Southeast — was broken into sometime between Saturday and Monday . The school is located near Congress Heights.

Police did not say how the break-in occurred or precisely what was taken. They did say money was among the items reported missing. They said school property was damaged.

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