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Second teen charged in burglary, theft at high school

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staff, Gazette
January 22, 2013

— A second teen has been charged in connection with a reported burglary and theft from Milton High School in August.

The Rock County District Attorney's Office last week charged Damian D. Rice, 17, Tripoli, with concealing stolen property, a misdemeanor, and two counts of felony bail jumping.

Rice is accused of being in possession of an electronic scale similar to those reported stolen July 3 from Milton High School, 114 W. High St., Milton.

Police on Jan. 15 executed a search warrant at a home on 323 Vernal Ave., Milton.

Rice lives at the home, although he is listed as having an address in Tripoli, about 15 miles west of Tomahawk, according to the criminal complaint.

Police reported finding the scale in Rice's bedroom. He said he bought it in August from Aaron M. Davis, 17, of 11625 N. Nelson St., Milton.

Davis on Dec. 17 pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary, theft and criminal damage to property, according to online court documents.

Another Milton resident faces similar charges, according to the criminal complaint filed against Rice. That man has not yet been formally charged, according to online court records.

Davis told police he climbed onto the roof of the school, pushed in a window air conditioner and crawled into a classroom.

He took laptops, scales, clothing and drinks, according to the complaint.

He told police he dumped the items immediately after the break-in.

Rice is free on a $1,500 signature bond and scheduled to appear Feb. 13 in court.



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