Police say teen signed in to computer while burglarizing college

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say a burglar's online activities made it easy to find him after he broke into a community college.

Police were called to the southern campus of Somerset Community College on Monday when damage to two different buildings was discovered.

Someone had shattered vending machines and sprayed a fire extinguisher in a computer lab.

It was one of the computers in that lab that led police to believe the burglar had taken their time.

"Some of the chemical agent was missing, as if somebody had used one of the keyboards," said Captain Shannon Smith with Somerset Police.

Police had school administrators run a check to see who had logged into the school's system. That led them to a student, 19-year-old Jared Parmley.

"He actually successfully logged in using his student ID and information into that particular computer," Smith said.

Police found Parmley, who is from Monticello, and arrested him. According to his arrest citation he admitted to breaking into the school. Now police are checking other burglaries to see if he might be connected.

"We're looking into some other things that have gone on and comparing what Parmley has done at the college and comparing it with some other things that have gone on in the city," Smith said.

According to his arrest citation Parmley told police someone else was with him during the burglaries. Police say they are investigating that possibility but don't currently have any other suspects.
Jared Parmley is charged with first degree criminal mischief and two counts of third degree burglary.