Break-in suspect had master key to school

Oct. 08, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

On Oct. 5, Monroe police responded to an alarm at Monroe High School at 1501 E. Sunset Drive, Monroe and found the break-in suspect inside.

Around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to an alarm at the school and met with Brian Davis, an assistant at the school to walk through and review video surveillance, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

Quantarius Allen, 18, was found to have a master key to the school and was later arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, Sgt. Mike Smith of the Monroe Police Department said.

"He (Allen) claimed that someone on the street gave him the key," Smith said.

When officers were dispatched to the school, they saw Allen walking around the building. At that time he told officers that he was waiting for his mother to pick him up. When officers searched the school and checked the surveillance video, they saw that Allen was the suspect in the break-in. Officers then did a second search of the property to see if Allen might have dropped anything he had taken during the break-in and while doing so ran into him again and arrested him, Smith said.

As of Monday afternoon, the only item they know of missing from the school was a DVD writer, the owner of which had not yet been confirmed, he said.