A third person suspected of involvement in a string of Pasco County school burglaries was arrested Monday night, according to authorities.
The 17-year-old male from Port Richey is charged with felony counts of burglary of a business and dealing in stolen property. He was arrested after a witness identified him as the seller of an Apple Macbook. The witness paid $200 for the laptop, which retails for at least $1,400, sometime between late February and early March.
The computer was stolen from Ridgewood High School, according to deputies.
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office detectives said a crew of at least six people was responsible for a handful of burglaries that took place in a five-month span.
The group gathered $164,131 in stolen equipment — mainly Apple products — and caused $1,475 in property damage between Oct. 15, 2012 and March 17 in burglaries to Ridgewood High School, Calusa and Chasco elementary schools and Chasco Middle School.
A second suspect, a 17-year-old, was arrested March 20; the first person connected with the spree, Alexis Ortiz, 19, was arrested March 18. Ortiz is charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure or conveyance. He remains in the Land O’ Lakes Jail with bail set at $30,000.