By Mary O’KEEFE
Fremont Elementary School was burglarized sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning with an estimated $10,000 worth of computer equipment taken.
Glendale police found that 14 classrooms had their windows shattered or opened by other means.
The eastern portion of the campus was closed to students and staff while the police conducted an investigation this morning. Police discovered that the only items that appeared to have been stolen were computer equipment.
A total of 11 iMac desktops were stolen along with one Apple PowerMac monitor.
Police found rocks and bricks taken from a nearby school garden beneath the classroom windows that had apparently been used to shatter the windows. A computer cord and Apple mouse were found tangled in a fence on the south side of the school near the intersection of Paloma Avenue and Glencoe Way. This appeared to be where the suspect/suspects entered and exited the campus.
The school had a Back to School night on Thursday that ended at 8 p.m. A teacher whose classroom was broken into reported that she left her room with windows secured at 9:15 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4840.