2 Y students charged with burglary

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    PETER FERGUSO

    Two students have been arrested and charged with several thefts that have happened over the past several weeks.

    Larry Daniel Wilkinson and a juvenile student were arrested after Wilkinson was found by a female custodian in the laundry facilities of the Richards Building at 1:20 a.m. Nov. 19.

    “We’ve had a lot of thefts down there and (Wilkinson) had gotten into the laundry room with no forced entry,” said Jeff Strong of the University Police.

    “I felt pretty strong that he was, at least, a good candidate for the person who had taken the stolen master keys because we had master keys that were stolen from the Smith Fieldhouse during the time when he had been a custodian,” Strong said.

    Wilkinson reportedly used the keys to steal property valued at around $1,700 from offices in the physical education buildings.

    The items, including several cellular telephones, sports equipment, tools and other small items, were mostly recovered. However, several items have been sent out of the state. Efforts are being made to complete the recovery of all property, according to a news release from University Police.

    Wilkinson is not now in jail.

    Thursday, Wilkinson and the juvenile student were brought before the Honor Code Council. The university will decide what actions should be taken for their academic and on-campus housing status.

    The stolen master keys, which cannot be easily duplicated, have been returned, Strong said.

    The two students will be arraigned on the charges of theft and burglary next Tuesday in the Provo Circuit Court and Provo Juvenile Court, according to a news release.

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