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Info sought in school break-in

An attempted burglary at Pagosa Springs High School Tuesday night has law enforcement officials on the lookout for a suspect and the owner of a bike possibly connected to the incident.

According to Det. Scott Maxwell of the Pagosa Springs Police Department, a double-pane window of the school’s weight room was discovered broken early Tuesday morning.

An early investigation by Maxwell and Officer Floyd Capistrant revealed that the rock was likely used to break the window, but a “significant amount” of blood found at the scene may mean the culprit cut themselves on the hand or wrist, Maxwell reported.

David Hamilton, the school’s principal, said it is unclear if the suspect went out of the weight room and further into the school.

At press time, Hamilton was still examining security footage.

The PSPD’s K-9 unit later trailed a scent from the scene to a bicycle in the yard of a residence on Eighth Street. The resident reported no knowledge of the incident or the bike.

Police are now seeking information about the incident, which is believed to have taken place between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., as well as the owner of the bike, which is a small, blue and white bmx-style bike with “Frisco” on the frame.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Maxwell at 264-4151, Ext. 241.

randi@pagosasun.com

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