Carver County Sheriff's Office

At 2:33 p.m. Sunday, June 9, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call to report a burglary in progress at the Watertown High School, 1001 Hwy 25 N.W., Watertown.

A teacher at the school encountered some teens who were throwing a garbage can onto the High School gym floor, according to a Carver County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The teacher chased the teens out of the school and they got into a late model black color passenger car, which drove north on Quarry Avenue. The teacher thought there were four subjects inside the school at the time he chased them, the release stated.

Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the incident and was able to locate the vehicle with the teenage parties involved in Montrose at a Casey’s store. The teenagers were transported back to the Watertown High School.

A Sheriff’s Office investigation found that a juvenile had allegedly located an open door the day before and put a sock in it in order to open it at a later time.

The teenagers allegedly had been driving around and had come to the school and entered by going in the entrance door with the sock in it. They said they had kicked some garbage cans on the basketball floor and had only been inside the school a short period of time when the teacher showed up, so they ran out of the school, leaving in a vehicle, according to a press release.

Parents of the juveniles were notified and released to their parents. The case is still under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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