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Suspect in Multiple School Locker Thefts Arrested

Event date: Friday, April 04, 2014, from 12:41 PM to 12:41 PM

Date: 3/21/14
3/26/14
4/3/14
Time: various
Report #: 14-06732
Location: Chaparral High School - 6935 E Gold Dust Ave
Mountain Side Middle School - 11256 N 128th
Victim Info: Various students
Suspect Data:




BIGGS_KevinG

Kevin Grant Biggs - DOB 08-27-91
W/M 5'10 175 BLN BLU
Details:

On April 3, 2014 at about 3 PM, Scottsdale Police detectives arrested Kevin BIGGS in the 6900 Block of E. Chaparral Road after he committed a burglary on the campus of Chaparral High School. BIGGS was under investigation for committing similar burglaries on March 21 and March 26 at Chaparral High School and Mountainside Middle School, respectively.

 

Background:

 

On 3.21.2014 between 1609 and 1636 hours, BIGGS entered the campus of Chaparral High School at 6935 E. Golddust Av.  BIGGS proceeded to the boys PE locker room and then to the boys athletic locker room where he committed ARS 13-1506A1 Third degree burglary by removing a HTC cell phone and twenty dollars cash from the victims unlocked locker. Surveillance video captured the  entering and exiting each locker room. Three separate witnesses observed the suspect inside the locker rooms and later provided detailed physical descriptions which matched BIGGS. Two of the witnesses were able to positively identify BIGGS as the subject inside and around the locker room at the time of the burglary. Upon review of the surveillance video, BIGGS is clearly identifiable due to matching tattoos on his left inner elbow area.  BIGGS had no legitimate reason to be on the school campus. During a later post Miranda interview with BIGGS, he admitted to entering the locker room and stealing the phone and cash from the victim and even identified himself in the surveillance photo.

 

On 3.26.14 at approximately 1515 hours, Briggs entered the campus of Mountainside Middle School at 11256 N. 128th St.  BIGGS was again captured on surveillance video entering and exiting the boys locker room where he committed 15 counts of Third Degree Burglary. BIGGS was confronted by a school employee after exiting the locker room and BIGGS then ran off of the campus with the stolen items. Following his exit, students checked their lockers and found that fifteen cell phones belonging to fifteen different students had been stolen out of their lockers totaling approximately 5500.00 total losses. During a later post Miranda interview with BIGGS, he identified himself in the surveillance photo and admitted to being on campus but would not explain why. After the second locker burglary incident, surveillance photos were circulated throughout the police department in an attempt to identify BIGGS. These measures lead to the identification of BIGGS as the suspect by officers with past contacts with him.

 

BIGGS specifically went to three separate occupied schools on three separate dates for the specific purpose of stealing students cell phones so he could resell them. In total, BIGGS burglarized 31 separate lockers and at the time of arrest was unlawfully in possession of seven victims’ identities including driver's licenses and school ID cards. All of the victims were contacted and none of them knew BIGGS and none of them gave him permission to possess any of their property. The total approximate value of items stolen by BIGGS on these three occasions was over twelve thousand dollars.

 

BIGGS was booked and held on numerous charges of burglary and felony theft.