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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sad Sack

My nephew at...ahem, work.

From (the lead story at 6 PM, no less):

Another burglary at a high school in Wilkes-Barre. That makes four breakins at three high schools this week alone.

Police caught the man they said is responsible for the latest one.

Wilkes-Barre police said a man broke in to G.A.R. high school early Saturday morning and smashed several glass doors.

It is the second time this week the school was hit. This time, police caught a man running from the scene. Investigators said it is possible he could also be responsible for other school burglaries.

For the second time this week boards covered smashed glass doors at G.A.R. high school on South Grant Street in Wilkes-Barre. School personnel said five glass doors were broken.

Wilkes-Barre police responded around 2 a.m. to the burglary at the high school.

Investigators believe 24-year-old Brandon Sack of Wilkes-Barre is responsible for the latest incident. He is charged with burglary and trespassing.

Some students said they cannot believe their school was broken into again."Terrible that a grown man has to break in to a high school for fun. They should just do something else than break in to a school. It's inappropriate," said Ayanna Warren."That's not good. What if something else happened, like if somebody was in the school," added Majeedah Nealy.

Wilkes-Barre police said they saw Sack leaving G.A.R. high school and after a short chase, caught up to him. Police believe Sack may be involved in other breakins earlier this week at G.A.R. and other area high schools.

Surveillance video from G.A.R. on Sunday shows someone trying to break into a soda machine. Police said the thief also broke into other vending machines and made off with hundreds of dollars.

On Wednesday, someone also hit the soda machines at Holy Redeemer high school.

And on Thursday, police said a burglar took a computer from E.L. Meyers high school.

As for the latest burglary at G.A.R. one parent said she is glad police were able to make an arrest.

"It's a concern, because what else will they do next? Will they go in there when the kids are in there?," said Faith Powell. "They caught someone and hopefully it will stop other people from trying to do it."

Wilkes-Barre police said it does not appear anything was taken during the Saturday morning burglary.

Brandon Sack is locked up in the Luzerne County jail. Right now he is only charged with the most recent breakin at G.A.R.

There was a time many, many moons ago, when I had full legal custody of this kid. We did what we thought "family" should do and we intervened. Things certainly did not play out as we had hoped they would, and we eventually relinquished that custody. But to those who said I was too hard on's time to rethink that illogical line of thought.

He can't blame this one on any rogue judges overseeing the juvenile justice system. Nah, he's a big boy now. He done made the big time, and he's paying a visit to the big house.

It'd be enough to make me heartsick, except for the fact that I know I tried. I did what I could. Not enough, obviously.

G, nite

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Painful, truly painful. I too took in a wayward nephew and tried to straighten him out to no avail. Luckily for you, your nephew was caught while there is still a chance to help him, mine died of a drug overdose.