HUNTSVILLE, AL Dec 31 2010 – Huntsville police say that they have arrested a man for a burglary at a city school.
Police responded to the Huntsville Center for Information Technology on Drake Avenue about 11:30 Wednesday night after school security observed a man on school cameras inside the building.
Security officers also responded to the school and were able to detain the man identified as Robert Hill as he tried to leave the building.
Police said Hill broke through a window to get inside the school and was attempting to take school property.
Hill has been transported to the Madison County detention center.
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Former Pierce County sheriff candidate Robert “The Traveller” Hill was involuntarily committed to a mental health hospital after he was released from jail Thursday night.
Hill was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly brought a replica gun into the County-City Building in Tacoma. He reportedly pointed the gun at a security guard as he handed it to her, the Sheriff’s Department reported Friday.
The colored cap of the fake pistol had been removed to make it look real.
“It scared the heck out of the security guard,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
Hill was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of possession of a weapon capable of causing harm. Deputies requested a mental health review of Hill before his release, Troyer said.
An outside agency conducted the review and determined he should be involuntarily committed at Puget Sound Behavioral Health. He could be at the hospital until early next week, Troyer said. No other information was available because of privacy reasons.
Hill told KIRO-TV Eyewitness News, The News Tribune’s news partner, that he was going to return the replica gun to a friend who had worked on his campaign later Thursday and had brought it to the courthouse because he had nowhere else to keep it.
“I didn’t come in a car and there was no place else to put it,” Hill said during the jailhouse interview.
Thursday’s incident wasn’t Hill’s first run-in with law enforcement this week.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested him Monday for failure to appear in a case involving driving with a suspended license. He spent more than 24 hours locked up.
On Wednesday, he went to the County-City Building and passed through security, but the man behind him was stopped. Guards found a loaded hand- gun – one registered to Hill’s mother – on the other man, Troyer said.
Investigators didn’t know why the man had a gun. Hill told KIRO he didn’t know why the man had the gun either.
Hill finished second among three candidates running for the sheriff’s position Nov. 4.
According to the latest election results, Hill received nearly 52,000 votes, coming in behind Paul Pastor, who received more than 189,000 votes, and in front of R.P. Kollu, who received more than 20,000 votes.
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