Authorities have accused two Rock Springs teens of burglarizing an alternative education school, stealing computers and other electronics worth thousands of dollars.
The Sauk County District Attorney’s Office this week charged 19-year-old Zene De Lance Walley and 17-year-old Shain H.R. Miley with felony burglary, criminal damage to property, and theft in relation to a reported break-in at the Sauk County Adolescent Needs School. According to the criminal complaint, on July 27 a school employee reported damage to the door of a therapist’s office inside the school. She told investigators that 20 laptops, an Xbox video game system, an iPod dock and other items were missing.
Detectives with the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department later spoke with Miley’s mother, who said the two teens had brought items similar to what the school employee described to her home.
The detectives later received information from an unidentified female who provided them access to an apartment where other items were recovered.
The detectives reported that the two teens later admitted during interviews that they had carried out the burglary with the assistance of an unidentified juvenile female. According to the complaint, they were playing basketball near the school when they noticed an opened door in the gym area.
De Lance Walley and Miley allegedly made two or three trips into the school to take items. One of the two males reported that he injured his foot while kicking in an office door. Investigators estimate the total value of stolen property at between $4,000 and $5,000.
De Lance Walley has been released on a $2,200 signature bond and is due to appear in court Oct. 19. Online court records state that Miley missed an initial court appearance Wednesday, and a judge has authorized a warrant for his arrest.