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4 teens suspected of stealing goats from high school, police say

Police in Riverside recovered seven of nine goats stolen from a local high school and arrested four teenage suspects.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that four of the goats were found at an Ontario livestock auction house, where one of the suspects had left them to be appraised, and two at a suspect's Norco home.

The other three had been taken to a slaughterhouse, but only one came back alive.

Michael B. Visser, 19, of Norco, and Letrell T. Airrington, 18, of Riverside, were arrested along with two juveniles. They will face charges of felony theft of livestock.

The goats were stolen Sunday from Norte Vista High School. Students were raising them as part of the Future Farmers of America student leadership program.

Students owned the animals, and some had taken out loans to buy and feed the goats.

Riverside police Lt. Dan Hoxmeier told the Press-Enterprise that the teens didn't have criminal records.

“This was a way to get some quick money for the holiday season,” he said.


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