COTTONWOOD, Calif. - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office arrested a man suspected of repeatedly burglarizing West Valley High School.
School staff told police they noticed someone was taking gas from cars, cutting locks and breaking into buildings.
Around 11 p.m. on Thursday night, deputies set up surveillance in the area and spotted a car previously seen caught on security cameras.
Deputies were able to arrest the suspect, Corey Walter, 26, of Anderson.
A records check revealed Walter is currently on felony probation for possession of a concealed dirk or dagger as well as possession of a stolen vehicle.
During a search of Walter's car, deputies found drugs, tools and an empty gas can with a siphoning hose.
Walter admitted to burglarizing the buildings on the school campus, taking the musical instruments from the inside of one of the buildings, and siphoning fuel from the school district’s vehicles.
He was booked into Shasta County jail on the following felony and misdemeanor charges:
- Possession of stolen property
- Two counts of violation of probation
- Possession of burglary tools
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of drug paraphernalia.
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