SKOWHEGAN — Police say three high school boys skipped class last week to burglarize a house on Fourth Street.

Deputy Police Chief Dale Lancaster said the names of the boys can not be released because they are juveniles charged with misdemeanor crimes. According to Lancaster, police received a call just after 6 p.m. Tuesday reporting the burglary and theft of $50 in cash, a bottle of rum and an Airsoft pellet gun. The break-in reportedly happened the previous day.

Officer Ian Shalit responded and was told the house had been burglarized sometime during the daytime hours. The homeowner said entry was gained through a side window of the home, according to Lancaster.

“During Officer Shalit’s investigation, he was able to successfully identify the perpetrators,” Lancaster said. “Three juveniles admitted to the burglary and theft. The juveniles admitted that they had skipped fourth period from the Skowhegan Area High School and burglarized the residence during that time.”

Two of the juveniles are from Skowhegan and are 17 and 14. The third boy is from Cornville and is 16. Their names could be released later if they are charged with felony crimes in a juvenile petition to court.

All three juveniles were charged with burglary and the case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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