Update: Bellevue West Burglar Sentenced

The last of five men charged with a burglary at Bellevue West High school has been sentenced in Sarpy County Court.

On Monday, Mathew Milos was sentenced to 10 days in prison, four years probation and 80 days community service.

Milos, Alec O'Daniel, Dale Stanek, Ben Frith and Daevion Timothy were all arrested and charged in the burglary.

The five used recycling bins to carry iMac computers and digital cameras from Bellevue West in two separate break-ins. Police said nearly all of the stolen items have been recovered. That included 20 cameras and 22 of 24 stolen computers, worth more than $40,000.

Police also confiscated the two vehicles believed to have been used in the thefts, the same vehicles seen on surveillance cameras.

All five took plea deals and have been sentenced.

Bellevue Police Officer Justin Larson played a key role in the arrests, using the surveillance video, social media and help from students to make the arrests. He was sure a few bad students were involved.

"Because they knew exactly where to go to get the equipment. They went to specific rooms and only went through certain areas of the building so I knew it had to be somebody with knowledge of the building."

All of the missing equipment caused quite a bit of worry throughout the student body, especially since the deadline for printing the school yearbook was nearing and a lot of memories were in the computers.

“Prom was a few weeks ago and so if you had those photographs in there you can't go back and recreate those irreplaceable pieces,” said Bellevue Schools Superintendent Frank Harwood. “Our yearbook staff almost wasn't able to have a yearbook, so there's a lot of upset kids at the school.”

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