local weather Click for Sun Valley, Idaho Forecast
 front page
 public meetings

 previous edition

 express jobs
 about us
 advertising info
 classifieds info
 internet info
 sun valley central
 sun valley guide
 real estate guide
 sv catalogs
Produced & Maintained by Idaho Mountain Express, Box 1013, Ketchum, ID 83340-1013 
208.726.8060 Voice
208.726.2329 Fax

Copyright © 2003 Express Publishing Inc.
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

Wednesday — February 18, 2004


2 more arrests made
in Carey School case

Express Staff Writer

Two more county residents were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in a weekend burglary two weeks ago at the Carey School.

Ruben Delgado, 18, who lives just south of Ketchum, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 10, at his home and is being held at the Blaine County Jail on a $10,000 bond, said Blaine County Sheriff Walt Femling. A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested Thursday, Feb. 12, at his Hailey home.

Femling said the Blaine County Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrants early last week on the two suspects. Search warrants were not issued, however, and police are not sure if the suspects possessed any of the property that was stolen from the school on Saturday, Jan. 31, or Sunday, Feb. 1.

"This is part of our continuing investigation into that crime," Femling said. "We believe we have all the people responsible now."

Two other men were arrested last week on felony burglary charges for their alleged involvement in the burglary. One of those men graduated from the Carey School last spring.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, sheriff’s deputies arrested Harrison J. Gamino, 20, of Hailey and Robert J. Garcia, 19, of Bellevue. In addition to burglary, Garcia was charged with a probation violation.

Gamino graduated from the Carey School with the class of 2003. He attended school in Carey from elementary school through high school.

"He was an okay student," said Carey School Principal John Peck. "We didn’t have problems with him."

Almost all of the goods and money that were stolen from the Carey School have been recovered, said Chief Deputy Sheriff Gene Ramsey.

Gamino bonded out of the Blaine County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Garcia and Delgado are still at the jail, both on $10,000 bonds.

Approximately $10,000 in cash and electronic equipment was stolen after burglars broke through the window of a first-grade classroom and crawled through the building’s ceilings to access the school’s hallways and main office area.

During the course of a traffic stop in Hailey on Feb. 3 Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered that the car contained some of the stolen property. By Tuesday afternoon, Garcia, the car’s passenger, had been arrested. Upon searching the hotel room where Garcia had been staying, police discovered more stolen property. Gamino was there and was placed under arrest about 3:45 p.m.

The suspects arrested Feb. 10 had previously been identified as "persons of interest," Ramsey said.

Authorities said they knew to watch Gamino and Garcia because of a tip they received.

"Our investigation was leading that way. We were checking leads," Ramsey said.

Also, while searching the car, evidence of another burglary surfaced, Ramsey said. The car contained medical bags and a mask from the Carey Quick Response Unit ambulance. The car contained a laptop computer, computer projector, one digital camera and several pairs of sneakers that were all reported stolen from the Carey School, Ramsey said.

In all, about $2,500 in cash was stolen from the school’s main office area, where it was kept in a locked cabinet, Peck said. A Dell laptop computer with an estimated value of $1,500 and two digital cameras—a four-year-old Sony and a Cannon estimated at $350—were stolen from Peck’s office.

A $4,500 computer projector was also stolen, and three soda machines were destroyed to access the dollar bills that might have been tucked inside.

But the perpetrators didn’t stop there.

Peck said nine pairs of "old stinky" gym shoes ranging between size 9.5 and 11 and three or four pairs of "old dirty" gym shorts were stolen from a junior high locker room.

Peck said he discovered the crime scene on Sunday, Feb. 1, at about 7:45 a.m. when he was going to the office to do a little work. The crime is believed to have occurred between 10 p.m. Saturday night and 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning.


City of Ketchum

Formula Sports


Edmark GM Superstore : Nampa, Idaho

Premier Resorts Sun Valley

High Country Property Rentals

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.