4th arrest made in DeLand High School vandalism

Damage estimated at $100,000, police say

DeLAND, Fla. - A fourth person was arrested in connection with vandalism that left DeLand High School with an estimated $100,000 in damage, police said Tuesday.

Justin Rinaldi, 19, was arrested Thursday on charges of burglary of a structure causing more than $1,000 and criminal mischief of more than $1,000. He was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail and remains in custody.

Three others, including a 15-year-old, were arrested last month.

Several windows were shattered throughout the campus, equipment was destroyed in computer labs and food was thrown around the cafeteria during a break-in in late August, police said.

"Nobody was hurt," the DeLand police chief said, "But it feels like a violation."

Investigators said an officer working a vandalism case at DeLand Middle School, which occurred the following day, received a tip about the incident at the high school.

After conducting interviews, Brandn Carver, 21, Logan Dewey and Timothy Campbell were arrested, police said. 

Two golf carts were taken for a joyride and damaged at DeLand Middle School, where tools were thrown onto the track at the middle school.

Rinaldi was also arrested in the break-in at DeLand Middle School on charges of unarmed burglary of a structure and criminal mischief causing more than $1,000 in damage. Carver and Campbell also face the same charges in the middle school break-in.

 

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