An apparent break-in at the Dungeness Schoolhouse on Towne Road netted burglars a wooden donation box and less than $10.
Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King witht eh Clallam County SHeriff’s Office confirmed reports that a break-in occured at the schoolhouse sometime between late Sunday, June 23, and early Monday morning, June 24; the incident was reported at about 8 a.m. that morning.
Judy Reandeau Stipe, executive director of Sequim Museum & Arts, took pictures of the damaged caused by the burglars, who apparently used the back entrance of the historical schoolhouse building at 657 Towne Road, then broke a window to get in. She said video cameras caught the individuals filming themselves with cell phones before grabbing a wooden donation box.
The box, which burglars stole after apparently not being able to figure out how to open it, had $8 inside, Reandeau Stipe said.
Damage to the window far exceeded the money stole, King said.