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Four arrested in Sycamore Creek Elementary break-in

Posted August 25, 2008

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— Raleigh Police arrested four men Monday for the theft of electronics from Sycamore Creek Elementary School.

Police charged Corbet Louis Bernstein, 17, Nicholas Bradley Grissom, 17, Jeremy Matthew Feltman, 17, and Daniel Ian Zatyko, 18, with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue credited media attention with the identification of the suspects.

Sughrue said Bernstein, Grissom and Zatyko were pictured on surveillance video captured at the school during the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 15. Feltman is believed to have driven the getaway car.

Police recovered flat-screen televisions, computers and computer monitors believed taken in the burglary and returned them to the Wake County Public School System.


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  • clickclackity2 Aug 26, 2008

    I agree. There comes a point where you have to stop blaming people's parents and upbringing on individuals actions. Those boys need to suffer the same punishment as everyone else who Robs, Steals and Breaks and Enter into property! In fact, it should be worse because it's SCHOOL PROPERTY! Lock 'em up!

  • horsegal Aug 26, 2008

    As a person who knows three of the involved, and one of the involved very well, I'm disappointed, but not surprised. Their actions do not reflect upon their parents because at least one of them has been brought up very well. Unfortunately, he fell into the hands of peer pressure. He's far too smart to have come up with the plan, but just dumb enough to go along with it. Now he has to live up to his actions. It will be interesting to see what their punishments are.

  • hockeymonkey1220 Aug 26, 2008

    as a friend of all of these kids, I personally cannot believe they could be so stupid and that some of my closest friends are in jail... the parents had nothing to do with it, 2 of them have actually really strict parents for the most part. one was sent to nature camp about a year ago to get him set straight... I still can't believe this whole thing happened. It still hasn't come to me everything that has been done...

  • viking416 Aug 26, 2008

    Stop blaming the parents. These young men knew what they were doing was wrong. You raise a kid with decent morals and hope some of it sticks. Most people have done something crazy when they were teens...regardless of the parenting. Stop throwing the blame around here.....it lands squarely with the four young men

  • JAT Aug 26, 2008

    No, they need some jailtime, to show them how lucky they are and to maybe make them smarten up. And make their parents serve the time with them. Why didn't these parents know where there kids were?

    And so sewnup, what other stuff have they done that they didn't get away with? Let's clean the slate.

  • TStills Aug 26, 2008

    LOL - nice disguises, you budding rocket scientists. at least give yourself a CHANCE to get away with the crime!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Aug 26, 2008

    I think lots of community service and some fines. No need to give them a record and bascially ruin their lives so the rest of us have to care for them. Maybe their parents will actually start parenting now.

  • cbarnett Aug 26, 2008

    Four MEN???

  • garnertoy Aug 26, 2008

    wifemomteacher i agree this will cut down on such mess

  • Tax Man Aug 26, 2008

    A real shame to get mixed up in criminal activity. So not gang related, just stupid kids trying to "get away" with something. Well, I am afraid they are going to get away with paying some high legal fees and doing some time. I do agree, part of their punishment should be cleaning the bathrooms in the public schools every day for a few years.