Randy Ratliff, interim police chief at Corsicana ISD, and his officers identified and arrested two suspects involved in two break-ins and vandalism reported at Corsicana High School and Collins Middle School this week.
Early Monday morning a break-in was reported at Corsicana High School. One suspect, acting alone, broke a window in the cafeteria to access the building. Once inside, the perpetrator attempted to vandalize the cafeteria, hallways and student lockers. When the cafeteria workers came in on Monday morning they discovered the evidence. Video surveillance confirmed a white male suspect throughout the building. Authorities were called in to investigate and quickly cleaned up any mess left behind so that students and staff were safe to enter the building.
On Wednesday morning, a break-in was reported at Collins Middle School. Two suspects entered through a gate, broke windows, and accessed the band hall and one portable building. Both rooms were vandalized and fire extinguishers were activated which created a thick dust of yellow powder. Again, authorities were called to the scene to investigate, and clean up, prior to students arriving on campus.
On Wednesday evening, two suspects appeared on foot, one matching video surveillance observations. Corsicana ISD Police Officers stopped the two individuals, and took them in for questioning who were later arrested. The two suspects were identified as Taylor Von Waller, 22, and Dustin Rex Price, 18. Neither of the suspects is a student of CISD. They live in Corsicana.
“We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time,” said Ratliff. “I appreciate our officers assisting in the investigation and arrests. Because of the teamwork and observations made, we were able to quickly identify the perpetrators.”
Corsicana Police Department
• A landlord reported that a former tenant took the stove when he moved out of the rental property March 15 in the 1500 block of West Park Avenue.
• A shoplifter was arrested around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Walmart, 3801 W. Highway 31.
• A home burglary was reported to have taken place Wednesday in the 100 block of South 18th Street.
• A woman reported that her home had been burglarized sometime last weekend in the 2400 block of Park Place.
• A home burglary was reported to have taken place Monday in the 700 block of Lexington.
• Police officers responding to a loud noise complaint found marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the apartment and made one arrest around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of North 45th Street.
• A man reported that his company’s trailer had been broken into Sunday night or Monday in the 2900 block of South Highway 287.
• Thieves stole more than $1,500 of copper wiring from an apartment complex over the weekend in the 600 block of South 42nd Street.
• Two people turned in found items earlier this week. One person found a wallet in the street, and another found a bike in her yard. For more information about either item, contact the police department.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• Thieves stole an assortment of yard equipment and tools Tuesday from a building on FM 709 in Dawson. Stolen in the break-in was an air jack, five tire tools, a string trimmer, a pole saw, six tires, four cases of motor oil, four cases of anti-freeze, a chainsaw, and other tools. Total value was estimated at more than $8,000.
• A 12-foot flatbed trailer was stolen Wednesday from FM 1838 near Dawson. It was valued at $800.
• A motorcycle frame worth about $1,000 was stolen Wednesday from the intersection of Highway 31 and Southwest County Road 3030 near Corsicana,
• Thieves stole the refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and stove out of a house Wednesday on SW 2344 near Richland. All were described as stainless steel. The thieves also damaged some ceramic tile, the back door of the home and the drywall. Total losses were estimated at $3,175.
• A silver flute and a silver piccolo, both in tan leather cases, were stolen Tuesday from a home on NW CR 1430 near Blooming Grove.
• Burglars took a .357 handgun and a Folgers Coffee can full of coins in a home burglary March 6 on Highway 31 near Dawson.
• Thieves took a band saw, a circular saw, a router and bench, a grinder, some fishing rods, and a tackle bag last Saturday from a building on South Highway 287 near Mildred. Total estimated loss is $6,497.