BRADENTON — George Yerian, a registered sex offender, was arrested Wednesday night after attempting to break into G.D. Rogers Elementary School, 515 13th Ave. W., according to a Bradenton Police Department arrest report.
Yerian was observed pulling on locked doors leading into the cafeteria, then attempting to open the doors of a car parked by the cafeteria. He then tried to open a locked gate leading to Dumpsters. Finding it was locked, he then attempted to break into another car when he was spotted by police.
Yerian was found with several items, including a lock, a knife, a pair of gardening gloves and an unopened math booklet in a black plastic bag.
He was arrested without incident and charged with armed trespassing on school grounds and possession of burglary tools. Bond is set at $7,500.