Edmond Police Arrest Suspected School Burglar, Recover Stolen Property
EDMOND, Oklahoma - A nearly month-long investigation led Edmond Police to a suspected school burglar.
The suspect Trevon Manning, 26, is accused of stealing iPads from Sunset Elementary in Edmond. Officials said Manning broke into the school twice in June.
School officials reported the first break-in on June 9. The alarm was tripped after a glass door was broken. The suspect can be seen on school surveillance video walking the hallways, but school staff couldn't find any missing property.
Officers were called to the building a week later for another burglary. That time, the suspect shattered a glass window.
“They used a landscaping brick to break out a window to get in the school,” said Jenny Wagnon, Edmond Police Department.
After the second break-in, the staff reported that 10 iPads were taken from the school's media room.
The suspect from the first break-in looked similar to the man seen in the video from the second burglary. Investigators went to work first tracking down the iPads.
“Our officers were working with the IT department for Edmond Public Schools,” said Wagnon. “Trying to use find my iPhone to see if we could locate any of the iPads.”
One of the iPads pinged from a kiosk at an Edmond Walmart. Customers can drop-off used electronics at the kiosk for money.
Police said Manning was captured on the store and kiosk surveillance video.
“We were able to pull the iPads out of the kiosk,” said Wagnon. “Edmond Public Schools had engraved their name and the school and everything on those iPads.”
With all the pieces in place, investigators were able to identify Manning and track him down.
“We knew what kind of bicycle he was using,” said Wagnon. “We knew the area he was hanging out and we were able to get him.”
Manning is currently in the Oklahoma County Jail on drug and burglary complaints.