School computer thief pleads guilty |

School computer thief pleads guilty

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. One of two teenagers suspected of theft pleaded guilty to stealing computer equipment just before Christmas from Glenwood Springs Elementary School.William Rinehart, 18, pleaded guilty to theft on Wednesday. In exchange, the prosecution dropped charges of second-degree burglary and criminal mischief. His sentencing is scheduled for March 22.The other 18-year-old involved, Garret Edquist, appeared Feb. 8 but didn’t enter a plea. The hearing was continued until March 8.On Dec. 19, Rinehart and Garrett Edquist, both from Glenwood Springs, turned themselves in to Glenwood Springs police. They admitted to stealing six G4 Macs, two G5 iMacs, an iBook laptop computer and an LCD projector on Dec. 16. GSES said the equipment was worth around $10,000. They were said to have gotten into the building with keys that have since been returned.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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