4 Teenagers Arrested For Vandalism, Theft And Burglary At Cleveland Schools

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Four teenagers have been arrested on multiple charges for breaking into Cleveland Middle School and vandalizing it.

Police said this morning between 2-3 a.m., three suspects entered the school by breaking the glass on the side entrance doors. They entered the building and vandalized approximately $10,000 worth of school property and stole over $10,000 worth of various items, mostly consisting of computer equipment. One suspect was left outside as the lookout.

The Cleveland Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit Lieutenant, Robert Harbison, and Detective Matt Jenkins investigated a lead that came from a traffic stop conducted by Officer Tracy Maxfield on Paul Huff Parkway at 3:49 a.m. The information retrieved on that stop led Lieutenant Harbison and Detective Jenkins to a residence on Navaho Drive. 

After speaking with some individuals at the residence, it was determined that the individuals were involved in the burglary. All four suspects were transported to the Cleveland Police Department to be interviewed.

Police said they confessed to the burglary, theft and vandalism. 

It was revealed during the interview that Cleveland High School was also burglarized. The case is being further investigated by CID Detective Steve Ross. 

The suspects, identified as Dakota Norwood, 18, Jordan Miller, 18, Samuel Hazleton, 18 and one male juvenile, will be charged with burglary, theft over $10,000 and vandalism over $10,000 for the crimes committed at Cleveland Middle School and Cleveland High School. 

All stolen property was recovered and will be returned.


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