Green River man arrested in connection with burglary of elementary school

Green River man arrested in connection with burglary of elementary school

(Emery County Sheriff's Office)

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GREEN RIVER, Emery County — A Green River resident has been arrested in connection with the burglary of Book Cliff Elementary after 27 iPads, a Kindle and a car were stolen overnight.

Nicholas Cordingley, 20, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 18, at a Shady Acres gas station in Green River without incident. The officers were on their way to Cordingley’s house when they saw him at the gas station and detained him.

The Emery County Sheriff’s Office reported the burglary on Dec. 16 when a janitor who arrived at the school Friday morning discovered the theft. They subsequently offered a $2,000 reward for information about the burglary.

Some of the stolen tablets were recovered and returned to the school after the 2012 Chevy Impala was located in San Juan County, though it was intentionally destroyed beyond repair, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cordingley appeared in the 7th District Court on Tuesday on charges of burglary of a non-dwelling, theft of a motor vehicle and theft with a value exceeding $5,000. The investigation of the burglary is still ongoing.

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