18-year-old Israel Vasquez has been charged with burglary, larceny over $2,500, causing criminal damage to property and conspiracy.
The same charges have been filed on a 16-year-old boy from Deming and on two teen boys from Arizona – one age 17 and one age 16.
Reportedly, the four used a rock to break a door window and gain access to Red Mountain Middle School and, once inside, took backpacks and loaded them with laptop computers from classrooms.
The break-in was discovered by a school maintenance worker on Thursday, and occurred on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
The four were charged Friday after Deming Police Officer Ashley Standridge stopped Vasquez during a routine traffic stop at Pine and Silver and obtained permission to search his vehicle.
During the search she noticed several laptop computers with Deming Public School inventory stickers.