The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office dispatched its helicopter on Tuesday morning in response to a call about a burglar alarm going off at a home near Newberry High School.
According to ACSO Spokesperson Art Forgey the burglary at 25712 NW 3rd Avenue was called in by the alarm company at 10:20 a.m.
A helicopter crew was, “assisting deputies on the ground who had responded to a burglary alarm/burglary in progress call,” Forgey reported.
“First arriving deputies were able to determine that force entry had been made and believed the suspect was still inside based upon information they were receiving (via dispatch) from the homeowner who was remotely accessing his cameras.
The house was searched and no one was located inside, Forgey reported. The suspect was identified quickly and arrested at Newberry High School.
The suspect is a 15-year-old from Newberry. He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office for further investigation. He will ultimately be taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Newberry Elementary and Oak View Middle schools were locked down out of an abundance of caution for approximately 10 minutes.