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Madras police release photos, seek tips to solve Bridges HS burglary

Security camera images caught suspect entering Bridges High School in Madras
Madras Police Dept.
Security camera images caught suspect entering Bridges High School in Madras

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Madras police are seeking tips from the public to find one or possibly two young adults who entered Bridges High School, the former Westside Elementary School, twice and the second time burglarized the school early Monday, taking computer-related and other items.

Police responded around 6:30 a.m. Monday to the reported burglary at the school at 410 Southwest Fourth Street, Detective Sergeant Steve Webb said.

An investigation determined that someone entered a window on the west of the building during the early morning and took several items, some of which were computer-related equipment, Webb said.

The school has several security cameras, Webb said, and footage showed the suspect or suspects first was on the premises around 3 p.m. Sunday and returned shortly after 3 a.m. Monday, when the burglary occurred.

Webb said the suspect appears to be a young adult, and it could "definitely" be two people -- but if so, they are “definitely working in concert with one another."

Different clothing was worn during the two incidents. Outside the school, the suspect had what appeared to be a camouflage backpack.

While police are seeking the community’s help in identifying the suspect, Webb asked that citizens not try to contact him, but instead call police if you know his location, by calling police at 541-475-2424 or Frontier Dispatch at 541-475-2201.

You can also call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-877-876-TIPS. You can remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Barney Lerten

Barney is the digital content director for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Barney here.



    1. Hope MPD has better luck arresting the culprit than they did a number of years ago when I caught a full face shot of a young man on camera ripping my screens looking for an unlocked window. He was about the same age, also white, and also wore his hat backwards, so I guess some of the criminal element hasn’t changed much in Madras. Time will tell if the MPD has.

  1. JJHayes99, FathersChild – both slam the cops but expect them to drop everything to come to rescue them from the boogie man. Too bad “Facebook” and “Twitter” banned the cops from using facial recognition software to look for the bad guys, these clowns will be bragging about their heist. But, Hey no worries, Sleepy Creepy China Joe Obiden will fix everything, just ask Hunter and the ATF!!!!!

  2. I must be missing something. These look like two entirely different people. The guy in red is either Black or Hispanic and the other guy looks like a white guy. Maybe I am just a bad witness??

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