Graphic taken from the RCSD website
When Brentwood Academy's staff arrived on the East Palo Alto school's campus on Monday, June 6, they realized that several classrooms had been burglarized and vandalized and iPads and Apple computers were missing from various classrooms.
Exactly a week later on Monday, June 13, East Palo Alto Police Officers were on a routine patrol, when they found several teenagers on an access road behind 1771 E. Bayshore Road. They discovered that one of the teenagers, a 15-year-old male, had an Apple iPad and after a brief investigation, they realized that it was part of the stolen property belonging to the Brentwood Oaks school.
The 15-year-old suspect was arrested for questioning. The police officers, later, searched within the school’s campus for other iPads and laptop computers and found three stolen laptop computers and two-iPad mini’s on the campus grounds, which they returned to the school’s staff. The suspect was then formally arrested for the crime and charged with commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, and vandalism and taken to the San Mateo County Youth Services Center.
He was later released with the promise to appear in court at a time yet to be determined.
The East Palo Alto Police Department asks that anyone who has witnessed or holds valuable information about the incident contact them immediately. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous email, text, and voicemail at: