Thieves were carrying a flat-screen TV and multiple computers out of a school Tuesday morning, but were interrupted by authorities.
Police responded to the White Street Elementary School after a security alarm was activated about 2 a.m.
Officers arrived to 300 White St. just 30 seconds after police were altered to the alarm and saw two men and two women carrying out the TV and computers. When the suspects saw police they fled down White Street, Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney said.
Police were able to catch 21-year-old Jacqueline Ramirez, of 12 Salem St., Springfield. She was charged with breaking and entering at night, larceny over $250, and possession of burglary tools, Delaney said. She was held overnight pending her arraignment in Springfield District Court.
"Ramirez was carrying a red folding knife that was used to take off the stripping around the door window and then pry the window out," Delaney said.
Inside the school police found more computer towers and monitors that had been moved toward the exit, Delaney said.
Police checked the school and neighborhood with their K-9, Chase, but were unable to locate more suspects.
The Springfield Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating the case and more arrests are possible, Delaney said. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call the Springfield Detective Bureau at 413-787-6355.
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