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RSU 10 Central Office burglarized
DIXFIELD- Joshua Moore, 19, of Dixfield, was arrested last week in connection to the October 14 break in at the RSU 10 Central Office, where damages and stolen equipment were estimated to be valued at $38,000. Two teenage boys, ages 14 and 16, were also charged with receiving stolen property, according to police Chief Richard Pickett.
The morning after the break in the police were notified by a school employee that the office had been burglarized and graffiti spray painted on the building and the nearby snack shack located on the football field.
Several items were taken from the school, including an LCD projector valued at $1,000, a Metal Gear Box hard drive, an IPad and a wireless mouse that were recovered from the suspects, along with several cell phones, of which, were later recovered in a catch basin. Items damaged during the break in include several computer monitors and a Tanberg video conferencing camera (valued between $10,000 and $15,000).
As for the fate of the teens; after being arrested, Moore was released from Oxford County Jail on October 17 on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Oxford County Superior Court on November 16.
The 14-year-old was held by the Juvenile Probation Office and transported to a juvenile facility, according to Pickett. The 14-year-old is scheduled to appear in Rumford District Court on November 8. The 16-year-old was released to his parents and will appear in Rumford District Court on December 6.
Sgt. Jeffrey Howe and Chief Pickett are still investigating the vandalism and encourage the community to be the eyes and ears of the police department. Any tips called in to the tip line will remain anonymous.