Justin Drinkwalter Accused Of Stealing From School
A Casper teen has been charged with stealing equipment from a school.
Eighteen year old Justin Drinkwalter has pleaded not guilty to two counts of burglary, one count of property destruction, and two counts of making a false statement to a pawn broker.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in middle August, there were two separate break-ins and burglaries at one of the new buildings at Natrona County High School.
A number of Ipad touch screen computer laptops and a projector screen were stolen.
Police later found that they had been pawned, and upon recovering and activating them, the ID on one of the computer's showed Drinkwalter's email address and another displayed his name.
A pawn shop employee also said a drywall repair tool had been pawned, and it turned out, that originally belong to repair crews, trying to fix the damage done, during the first break-in.
The license plate of the vehicle that Drinkwalter was driving at the time the items were pawned, was recorded, and investigators also obtained video from the break-ins, which showed Drinkwalter, along with 18 year old Dallas Judkins.
When questioned by officers, both Drinkwalter and Judkins confessed.
Drinkwalter is free on $5,000 bond awaiting trial and could face up to 10 years in prison on each burglary charge if convicted.
Judkins is facing similar charges and is also awaiting trial.