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Man claims he broke into school to charge phone
Christopher Acosta
Christopher Acosta

A 28-year-old Winters man was arrested Thursday evening after he broke into the  Summit Charter Academy at 2036 E. Hatch Road and told police he only wanted to charge his cell phone.

Police were dispatched to the school campus at 7:54 p.m. after a silent alarm was tripped. The alarm company advised that they could hear footsteps inside of the building. Officers Nicolas Welsh and Jesus Salinas arrived and saw Christopher Acosta walking from the north gate. He fled after officers gave commands to stop. Acosta ran north into the CVS Pharmacy parking lot. Officers Jon Blount and Adam Hall had made their way to the lot and were waiting for Acosta who surrendered.

Police discovered a broken window and a door to one of the classrooms propped open. Acosta admitted to breaking in but said he simply wanted to charge his cell phone but decided to leave shortly after he entered. 

Acosta was booked into jail for commercial burglary and resisting arrest.