BURLEY — Police say three young people climbed through a window and stole $15,000 worth of toys from the Mini-Cassia Christmas Council.
Kaden Black, 20, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and grand theft, all felonies. Two teenage minors face the same charges as Black, and a third is accused of knowingly letting the others store the stolen toys at his house.
The toys were reported missing Monday afternoon when a Cassia County deputy was dispatched to the Christmas Council in Burley for a burglary, according to a police affidavit.
A woman told police that somebody had broken into the building and stolen more than $15,000 worth of toys, including drones, matchbox cars and toy pets.
There were several sets of shoe prints and possible fingerprints on and near an unlocked window on the second floor, police said.
The next day, an ad was posted on Burley Buy Sell Trade selling a drone. Deputies traced the post back to one of the teenagers arrested and found him, Black and the toys at a friend’s house.
In an interview with police, Black admitted to stealing from the Christmas Council with the two teenagers, police said.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 8.