HARKER HEIGHTS — Four burglary suspects were apprehended by police and K-9 units at a Harker Heights school early Friday morning.

At 1:09 a.m., police were dispatched to Union Grove Middle School after being informed by off-site security that individuals were observed outside the school and then later forced entry into the building, according to a news release from the Killeen Independent School District.

Patrol officers arrived and established a perimeter, locating a vehicle occupied by two adult males near the school.

Two additional individuals were later observed inside the school, according to the release.

Officers entered the school and were able to detain one person inside the school. The second suspect was apprehended by other officers while exiting the school. Both suspects were identified as juveniles.

KPD assisted with their K-9 units to search the building for additional suspects, though no additional subjects were located, according to the release.

Further investigation by detectives has determined a link between this burglary and other recent school burglaries in the Killeen area, according to the release. Investigations continue at this time to determine appropriate criminal charges, and suspects will be identified upon issuance of formal charges, according to KISD.

Anyone with information about this crime or the identity of the suspects should contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254-953-5400, or contact Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.

In a separate case, Manor Middle School was burglarized last week, and laptops were stolen from the campus.

Investigations are underway in both incidents.

jdowland@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7464

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