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Joyriders tear up Wakefield School grounds, steal safe from office

Friday, Nov. 21 | By Mark Grandstaff | Google+
The Fauquier Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a safe and apparent joyriding in a school vehicle that occurred Wednesday night at Wakefield School in The Plains.

During the night of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, someone entered the school and removed a safe from an office, said Lt. James Hartman, spokesman for the sheriff’s office. He would not disclose the contents of the safe, saying the burglary is still under investigation.

A vehicle belonging to the school was also driven around school grounds, causing “significant property damage.”

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information about the incident to contact Sgt. Mike Zeets at (540) 422-8650, or the dispatch center at (540) 347-3300, or email Zeets at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Callers who want to remain anonymous can call the Fauquier County Crime Solvers line at (540) 349-1000.

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