(KMOV) – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody following a break-in at a local high school.
Authorities say that Steve Ueltzen, 30, dropped off his 33-year-old girlfriend, Sabrina Frey, near a Greyhound Bus Station in St. Louis. Frey was shaken and told family members that Ueltzen was traveling south.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol spotted Ueltzen’s van parked in a wooded area near a Bourbeuse River access off of Highway O in Franklin County Wednesday around 11:30 p.m.
Ueltzen is accused of breaking into Troy Buchanan High School, vandalizing classrooms and stealing a safe Monday night.
According to reports, tools were found in Ueltzen’s van that may belong to the Troy Buchanan’s shop class which was ransacked during the burglary. They also say a .22 long rifle was within arm’s reach in the van.
Authorities say that Ueltzen was taken into custody without incident.