BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — Following a 2-week long investigation into the burglary of the new Burnet County Agro Life building on Jan. 9 and again on Jan. 21, Burnet police have arrested three male juveniles.
During the first burglary on Jan. 9, someone got into the building through an unlocked door and sprayed several fire extinguishers throughout the area and poured paint on the floors. The cleanup and repair was estimated in the thousands of dollars, Burnet police said. The Agro Life building was broken into again on Jan. 21 when someone broke a window out and sprayed fire extinguishers again. This time, the suspects also took several things from inside the building.
The former Burnet Elementary and current Quest High School were both vandalized with broken windows and discharged fire extinguishers Saturday night. An additional window was also broken on Sunday night.
The superintendent said a similar scenario happened two weeks ago at Burnet Elementary. He said at the time there was “ample evidence” the culprits are young people. Parents were urged to watch for fire extinguisher powder on clothing and to be mindful of where their children are on late weekend nights.
Police caught up with the three suspects Tuesday morning after Crime Stopper tips began to come in. Officers located all of the stolen property and charged all three juveniles with burglary of a building and criminal mischief.
The Burnet Police Department thanked everyone who called in tips.