Posted by on June 28, 2017
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(BANT) – Windsor police arrested a Santa Rosa teen Tuesday on suspicion of possessing a motorized wheelchair that was stolen from a Windsor High School classroom earlier this month, a Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said.

School officials notified police on June 14 about the theft of the $5,000 wheelchair the night before. The wheelchair belonged to a disabled 19-year-old Cloverdale man who attends school in Windsor, Sgt. Mike Raasch said.

The wheelchair was abandoned in a nearby creek and was returned to its owner despite sustaining several hundred dollars in damage, Raasch said.

Video surveillance footage from the high school showed a group of teens taking part in the theft, and one of them, a 16-year-old Santa Rosa boy, was identified as a former Windsor High School student.

The boy was booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property and a violation of probation.

It is not clear how the suspects got into the classroom, and based on the surveillance video, more arrests are expected, Raasch said.