DPM has been broken into several times over the past two weeks. On the weekend of 4/1 a white truck (same description below) was seen casing the neighborhood prior to the school’s silent alarm being set off. We have had over $10K worth of technology stolen (5 imacs, 8 flip cameras, and 2 projectors). The computers were bolted to a workstation and had a bicycle cable attaching all of the computers. There is some speculation that students attending El Camino may have been involved.
Last weekend, 4/8, an annex window was broken at 7:20 AM which allowed the suspect entrance into the main office. DPM was an open campus on the weekend which meant the alarm was disabled from 6 am-6 pm. The suspect an African American male of small build, roamed the main office and hallway for almost 3 hours (until 10:00 am). We are extremely fortunate that no community members, faculty members and/or students encountered the subject. He returned Sunday, 4/10, at 11:15 PM. Responding officers/K9 unit missed apprehending the suspect by minutes. As a result, DPM is now a closed campus on the weekend. (THOSE THAT LIVE AROUND DPM, AND THOSE THAT WALK THEIR DOGS, PLEASE NOTE THIS. Mr BOB, who drives a short bed dodge pick-up, may be at the school on weekends, to allow faculty/maintenance, access to the school, any other activity noticed within the school buildings, call 911.) Security footage has been given to the detective investigating the burglary. It was disturbing to watch as many community members were walking their dogs around campus and the front of school while the suspect was in the main office and hallway.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
Shana & The DPM Faculty
The below link is with regard to an arrest at DPM on 04/19.
On or about 04/17, an attempted vehicle “window smash” occurred in the 3800 block of Duran Circle. The window was laminated, so did not shatter. The apparent tool used was a spring loaded center punch.
On Saturday evening (04/23), a white male with short sandy brown hair, red flannel shirt, black “skinny jeans," was soliciting the sales of magazines on the 2800 block of Avalon. When asked who it was for, the individual refused to say and started taunting the residents. When the residents started to exit the house, the individual, warned them, "It wouldn’t be a good idea," as he exited the area.
If you have someone soliciting “anything” door to door, request an ID to be shown through the peephole or security door. Do not open your door to anyone you don't know. If they cannot provide ID, advise them that you are going to call the sheriff.