Community Helps Catch School Burglary Suspects

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:35 PM

Suspects Arrested for Burglary at Endeavour Elementary School

(Cocoa, FL)—Two of three suspects have been arrested for a weekend burglary and criminal mischief at Endeavour Elementary School. The third suspect has been identified and is still being sought. After video of the suspects was posted on the police department’s Facebook page and shared on multiple social media pages and news media sites, multiple tips came in identifying the three juveniles responsible. Information also began to spread at the school. Follow up investigations yielded enough probable cause to positively identify the suspects and arrest them for the crime. “These suspects are in custody because the community came together and solved this crime,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe. “There has to be consequences when individuals commit crime and we are grateful to all those who came forward to help lead our detectives to these suspects.”

 On February 4th officers responded to Endeavour Elementary School after an employee called to report a burglary. When officers arrived they documented multiple classrooms had been entered and vandalized. Several laptop computers and iPads were stolen. The items taken were valued at more than $7,000. A review of the school’s security cameras showed the three suspects entering the campus at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Detectives later learned the juveniles broke into the classrooms using a tool to pry open the doors. The suspects sprayed the fire extinguisher throughout multiple classrooms and randomly tossed books and other items.

All three suspects are facing charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft, felony criminal mischief, preventing or obstructing extinguishment of fire, and trespass on school property. The suspects in custody are identified as Jamarion Stokes, (DOB 06/10/2005) Dylan Perron, (DOB 03/23/2005). The identity of the third suspect will be released once he is in custody. Perron was turned over to the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center. Stokes was released to his mother with a notice to appear in court.