2 men accused of burglarizing 2 Weston elementary schools

Laptops, projector stolen from schools

WESTON, Fla. – Two young men are facing charges after stealing electronics from two elementary schools in Weston, deputies said.

The burglaries were reported Tuesday at Indian Trace Elementary School and Eagle Point Elementary School.

Preston Borges, 18, who is the son of a South Florida police officer, and Santiago Rendon, 18, were arrested on burglary and grand theft charges.

Neither suspect has a previous criminal record and both were honor students in high school. They each are currently in their freshman year at Florida International University.

"He's always a very good boy. He's never given us any problems," Borges' mother, Christa Borges, told a judge Wednesday. "He was an honor student in high school. He's never given us a problem. He lives at home with us. I don't know where this came from."

According to an arrest report, deputies arrived at Eagle Point Elementary after a silent alarm was activated on the first floor of a building and at several portable buildings.

A responding deputy said he saw a white car driving recklessly through the parking lot and pulled it over.

Borges and Rendon were both arrested after three laptop computers and an Epson projector were found inside the car, deputies said.

According to the report, both suspects confessed to stealing three Apple Macbook computers from Indian Trace Elementary and then breaking into Eagle Point Elementary, where they stole the projector.

Borges and Rendon are being held in jail in lieu of a $6,000 bond.

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