Two 18-Year-Olds Break Into Carnegie Elementary

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 7:44 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Two 18-year-old men were arrested early Thursday morning after breaking into Carnegie Elementary School in Tulsa. Police say the two apparently decided to break into their former grade school after a night of drinking.

The men broke out a window and entered the school at 4309 E. 56th Street. Tulsa police, including the recently reinstated helicopter patrol, were alerted by the tripped burglar alarm.

One of the two men said they tried to run after hearing the police helicopter, but both were captured as they ran from the school.

Police say an officer told them to stop or he would release his dog to chase them.  The men stopped, but the officer didn't actually have a dog.

Police say nothing was vandalized or stolen. According to police the men, identified as Neal Scott Burnett and Mathew Jamieson Sperle, said they thought it would be fun to break into their old school.

Sperle was booked on complaints of public intoxication and breaking and entering. Burnett was booked on complaints of entering a building with intent and public intoxication.