PRESS RELEASE: Jamaica Burglary Suspect Arrested

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Daniel Kennedy (23) was arrested this morning and charged with burglary third degree and criminal damage related to the break in at the school. It appears that Daniel allegedly entered the school possibly through an unsecured door (accidentally left unsecured) and went into the school in search of money and other small electronic items. In the process he cause damage as he pried open filing cabinets, a cash box, and pulled surveillance cameras and wires out from the ceiling.

According to surveillance video this all started around 4:30 a.m. and the suspect was apparently scared off when a school employee arrived. The employee observed a male subject jumping over the school fence and running towards a house on Plebe Ln.

Officers arrived in the area and made contact with a homeowner on Plebe Ln. The homeowner has a son that he had taken to work at around 4;30 a.m. The homeowner allowed the officers to search the residence and they located Kennedy hiding in the son’s room under some clothes. It was learned that Kennedy has been looking for a place to stay and had stayed at this residence that night but left just prior to his friend being taken to work by the homeowner.

Clothing similar to that seen in the video was located in the bedroom and Kennedy was taken into custody.

He was charged with burglary third degree, criminal damage, and a failure to comply warrant.

Daniel Kennedy

Daniel Kennedy

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