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Drunk Teen Found With Items Stolen From Prospect High School

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (STMW) - Two teens have been charged with burglarizing a northwest suburban school after stolen items were found on one of the teens who police found intoxicated and passed out in a local business.

Brian Maurice, 17, and Matthew Kabat, 18, both of Mount Prospect, were charged Tuesday with burglarizing Prospect High School, according to Mount Prospect police. They allegedly took a computer database and access codes, but police do not think they accessed any information before being caught.

Just after 8 p.m. on Monday, Mount Prospect police and fire personnel responded to a business in the 0 block of East Northwest Highway for a report of an intoxicated person passed out in a business. Officers arrived to find Maurice, of the 100 block of South Emerson Street, in an intoxicated state, the release said.

While interviewing him at the scene, officers found high school property in his possession and turned it over to an investigator assigned to the school, the release said. Maurice was initially cited for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Matthew Kabat
Matthew Kabat (Photo provided by Mount Prospect Police Dept.)

On Tuesday, investigators watched security video footage from the school and saw Maurice and Kabat, of the 100 block of South Can Dota Avenue, in the school after hours on Monday morning, the release said. The men remained in the school for about an hour and allegedly stole a database, network access information, a computer and other items from a technical services office.

Both men implicated themselves in the burglary, according to police.

All items taken during the burglary were recovered from Maurice and from the home of one of the offenders, the release said.

Investigators do not believe the men accessed the database or used the network access information while the items were in their possession.

At the Rolling Meadows Courthouse on Wednesday, Judge Jill Cerone-Marisie ordered the pair released on $20,000 individual recognizance bonds, and set a preliminary hearing for Feb. 28.

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