Thursday, 02 February 2023

Teen arrested for thefts during football game

CLEARLAKE – Clearlake Police have made an arrest in a case involving several reports of property from Lower Lake High School's locker rooms during a recent football game.


A report from Clearlake Police Lt. Mike Hermann explained that the thefts were reported on Oct. 26, during a football game in which Lower Lake hosted Kelseyville High School.


Hermann said visiting teams routinely dress out in the girl's locker room at Lower Lake High and store their belonging in the lockers.


At some point during the game, a person entered the locker rooms and stole approximately $253 in cash and an iPod, Hermann said.


Clearlake Police Officer Carl Miller, who is currently assigned as the School Resource Officer for Konocti Unified School District, began investigating the case shortly after the thefts were reported, Hermann said.


During Miller's investigation he identified a 15-year-old male suspect who had previously attended Kelseyville High School, and who is currently a Clearlake resident and Lower Lake High School student, according to Hermann.


The teenage suspect had reportedly told several other students about the theft and had apparently exchanged the iPod for other goods, Hermann reported.


Miller contacted and arrested the suspect on Nov. 2, said Hermann, and is currently in the process of trying to track down the subject with the iPod.


Hermann reported that the 15-year-old suspect was later transported to the Lake County Juvenile Hall facility and housed.


Miller credited several students for their assistance with his investigation and willingness to "do the right thing,” which helped lead to the arrest, according to Hermann.


If you have information in the case contact Clearlake Police at 994-8251.


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