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Arrest Made in School Computer Theft

August 13, 2005 – Juan Sanchez and Tawana Spencer were arrested Friday on warrants issued by the Superior Court.
Sanchez, a 35 years-old resident of Queen Street Frederiksted, was arrested and charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property, according to a press release from Acting Police Commissioner James McCall.
Sanchez is alleged to have stolen laptop computers belonging to the V.I. Department of Education, while working as an alarm installer at Central High School in mid July 11. Superior Court Judge Daryl Donahue set his bail at $25,000. Unable to post bail Sanchez was remanded to the Golden Grove Correctional Facility.
McCall noted that during the month of July a number of computers were stolen from Central High School and Ricardo Richards Elementary School, and advises the public that if anyone is found to be in possession of any of the stolen computers they could face charges of possession of stolen property, which carries a jail sentence of 10 years and a fine up to $5,000. Additionally, he extended his gratitude to the detectives who worked to return the laptop computer to the principal of Central High School.
Spencer, a 26-year-old resident of Bethlehem Village, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, simple assault and battery, destruction to property, unlawful entry, aggravated assault and battery.
Donahue set her bail was at $25,000. She was released on her own recognizance due to her present physical condition.
Spencer is alleged to have broken into a residence in Estate Williams Delight on several occasions during June and July, assaulting the victim by punching her numerous times causing injuries; taking personal property and money; destroying clothing and furniture in the victim's residence.
Additionally, she is alleged to have been involved in an attempt to run over a male victim on or about Aug. 2. in Estate Williams Delight. The victim in this incident indicated that he was walking out of his yard when a pick-up truck drove at him at a high rate of speed causing him to jump backward to avoid being hit.
Police are investigating these incidents and trying to locate more computers. Anyone who may have information related to these incidents should call 778-2211, Ext. 6031 or 6035.
The V.I. Police Department's Web site is "www.vipd.gov.vi").
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