BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Three men who entered Chamisa Elementary School after hours in June 2018 and left with a computer and keyboard assigned to custodial staff have been charged in Los Alamos Magistrate Court.
Cory Schramm, 21, of Los Alamos, is charged with non-residential burglary, larceny of more than $500 and less than $2,500, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit non-residential burglary.
Austin Nugent, 20, of Gulf Shores, Alab., is charged with non-residential burglary and conspiracy to commit non-residential burglary.
Dean Chandler, 18, of Los Alamos is charged with non-residential burglary, larceny of $250 or less, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit non-residential burglary.
According to the statement of probable cause filed by Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon, the three men were at the school along with another man and a juvenile female. The fourth man and the female did not enter the school. Schramm allegedly left with a computer from the custodian’s closet and Chandler allegedly took a keyboard with him as he left the building.
The five people were identified from security video from the back of the school after school officials reported the computer missing and discovered that a door nearby was unlocked and did not latch properly.
Schramm also faces charges in a second case where he is charged with two counts of trafficking of a controlled substance to an LAPD confidential informant last July. The statement of probable cause in that case accuses Schramm of selling 10 Xanax pills to the CI. He is slated for a court appearance before Magistrate Judge Pat Casados.
Nugent and Chandler are scheduled for Feb. 15 court appearances.