CCSO makes arrest in burglary at New Washington Middle/High School PDF Print E-mail

On December 6 at approximately 2:41a.m., the Clark County Sheriff’s Office received an alarm call from the New Washington Middle/High School, located in New Washington.
Officers from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and began to check the outside doors of the school. They found one door on the south side of the school that had been pried open. Officers waited for assistance from the K-9 unit.
K-9 Officer Mark Meyer and Officers Brad Jones and AJ Vissing entered the building and conducted a search. While searching the building, a door leading into the office area was noticed to have extensive damage. The alarm keyboard pad next to the door was also destroyed. As the Officers began to search the office area, a male subject exited the back office door wearing a mask and carrying a crowbar. The male was later identified as Jason Hopkins.
Hopkins ran from the door of the office area into the hallway where he was confronted by officers. Hopkins ran into the gymnasium and was stopped when K-9 Loki was deployed.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Chuck Adams said a search of Hopkins revealed a small amount of cash that was taken from the office area.
The office area suffered damage, but not extensive enough to interrupt the daily school activities.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office Detective Randy Burton was called to the scene to assist. Hopkins cooperated and admitted to breaking into the school due to him needing money.
Hopkins was arrested for C felony burglary.