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On the afternoon of March 23, neighbors spotted three teenagers breaking into the Brookland study and residence of the Piarist Fathers, a Catholic order dedicated to the education of young people. After they kicked down a door, the youths rummaged around drawers and cabinets, but the residence, which houses three priests, didn’t yield much in the way of earthly riches. They came away with only $85 that the Rev. Andrew Buechele had left for his housekeeper. Although it appears that the youths, who have not been apprehended, broke into the house with criminal intent, police Lt. Anthony Medoro says he “[doesn’t] rule out the possibility of juvenile mischief.” When asked if he forgave the trespassers, Buechele said he didn’t hold a grudge, although he didn’t think that would help the situation much. “Forgiveness is one thing, but that doesn’t remedy the problem. This creates a threat to the neighborhood,” he says. —Constantine Caloudas