Crime, Fire + Courts

Clarksburg teacher suspected in pill theft

By From page A3 | May 13, 2014

A Clarksburg school teacher was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing a student’s prescription medication, according to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheri Laverne Haselhuhn, 40, was taken into custody at about 9 p.m. Wednesday outside her West Sacramento home and lodged at the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of burglary and possession of a controlled substance. She posted $20,000 bail the following day, sheriff’s Capt. Larry Cecchettini said.

Sheriff’s officials say the alleged theft occurred at Clarksburg’s Delta Charter School, where deputies responded at the principal’s request Tuesday “after the school learned that a student’s prescription medication had come up short,” Cecchettini said in a news release. The pills were kept in a locked cabinet in a room that was under video surveillance.

According to Cecchettini, both school officials and sheriff’s deputies reviewed the footage from April 28, which reportedly showed Haselhuhn removing the medication from the cabinet and ingesting it. The type of medication involved was not disclosed.

Haselhuhn is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. June 9 in Yolo Superior Court.

Lauren Keene

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