Police: Janitors helped foil burglary attempt at Chaparral High School
Janitors at Chaparral High School helped catch three burglary suspects.
Investigators say the janitors called the police when they saw a truck they recognized from an earlier theft. Back on April 28th, two males were seen wearing hoodies and masks. According to police, a laptop computer was stolen, which was later dropped when the suspects were being chased by the janitorial staff. They fled the scene in a green Toyota Corolla.
On May 12th, the janitors called 911 after recognizing the vehicle involved with the burglary in April. Scottsdale Police officers arrived at the school near 70th Street and Gold Dust, then conducted surveillance.
Per the police report, "At approximately 3:00 am, officers observed a GMC Jimmy pull into the parking lot of the Barton House (A senior living facility just east of Chaparral High School). When the GMC pulled into the parking lot, officers noticed two white males pushing a large music box on wheels through the parking lot towards the GMC. A female subject exited the GMC and opened the hatch to the trunk of her vehicle. Several officers then converged on the GMC and arrested all three subjects."
The suspects are identified as 18-year-old Tyler William Edgar, a student from Paradise Valley High School; 18-year-old Colin Spencer Buckeye a Chaparral High School student and his sister, Christina Jean Kiser, 34. Edgar and Buckeye are being charged with burglary, aggravated criminal damage, criminal trespassing and possession of burglary tools. Kiser is being charged with facilitation of burglary, possession of dangerous drugs (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The music box is worth approximately $9,000 and was recovered at the scene, along with the masks and burglary tools.
UPDATE: According to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Edgar, Buckeye and Kiser were charged. Edgar and Buckeye were sentenced in early 2016 to 14 days in jail and two years of supervised probation. Kiser's case is still pending.