Area transient accused of breaking into elementary school


An area transient was arrested after allegedly breaking into Roosevelt Elementary School Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the Greenwood Drive building at 9:51 am for a burglary alarm.  It was reported that a white male could be seen on surveillance cameras.  On the video, 51-year-old Robert Truelsen was allegedly observed attempting to remove the fire panel from the wall.

When police arrived, they discovered a broken window; the rest of the building was deemed to be secure.

During a search of the building, they reportedly found Truelsen in one of the rooms, hiding behind a door.  Once Mirandized, he allegedly told officers he opened the doors to the fire panel and thought about taking the batteries.

Truelsen’s bike was reportedly located next to the broken window.

He was arrested and charged with 3rd degree Burglary, a Class D Felony punishable by a prison term of up to five years if convicted.