A convicted criminal who smashed the windows of an elementary school in Temecula where students were in classrooms was sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 12, to two years in prison.
Raymond Dewey Amick, 38, of Temecula pleaded guilty in November to felony burglary and vandalism under an agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. In exchange for his confession, prosecutors dropped the misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and loitering at a school during the hearing.
Superior Court Judge Elaine Kiefer of the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta has upheld the terms of the plea deal and imposed the sentence provided by the prosecution and defense.
According to the sergeant. Joseph Greco of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 2 p.m. last August 27, Amick began wandering the grounds of Rancho Elementary School at 31300 Block La Serena Way.
For unexplained reasons, Greco said, the accused got into a “big pipe” and began smashing windows near the school entrance, possibly trying to force his way inside.
The sergeant said patrol deputies flocked to the site within a few minutes, and the school was placed in a confinement “for the safety of staff and children.”
Prior to his arrest, Amick damaged a car with the pipe, but no other property was vandalized, according to Greco.
He said no one was hurt, except for the accused, who was slightly injured while destroying the windows.
Paramedics treated your mom and he was booked into prison.
According to court records, he has had previous convictions for spousal abuse, possession of controlled substances and illegal possession of a firearm.