The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences was the victim of a break-in over the weekend.

The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences was the victim of a break-in over the weekend.

Burglars hit Chinese medicine school

Property damage was “fairly severe” during a break-in at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences, police say.

Property damage was “fairly severe” during a break-in at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences on Vernon Street, police say.

It happened overnight Saturday-Sunday and “significant trace evidence” was found at the scene. Police say they’re confident they will identify the culprits.

Academy administrator Jennifer Gawne says they are still open, “but there was senseless damage to things like door jambs and interior glass doors. The [burglars] tried to break through a wall to get at a safe.”

She says they didn’t succeed, although they did take a few small things.

“We’re waiting for the insurance adjuster,” Gawne says. “We’ve cleaned up the best we could and the police have been here to do fingerprinting. So we’re in limbo as we wait.”

Break-in at the Mount

Someone broke a window and entered the vacant Mount St. Francis building early Saturday.

Police responded to an alarm at 4:11 a.m., but say the culprits appeared to have been scared away, as there was no other damage or property stolen.