18-year-old Pine Valley suspect jailed in string of East County school robberies

Central jail in downtown San Diego
The Central Jail on Front Street in downtown San Diego. Photo by Chris Stone

A teen suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of robberies at East San Diego schools, authorities said.

Adam Megill, 18, was taken into custody during a search of his home in the 7700 block of Calle De La Estrella in Pine Valley, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Megill is suspected of burglaries and school robberies in Alpine, Lakeside and Santee, Sgt. John West said. During the crimes, computers and electronic tablets were stolen from campuses, West said.

Authorities have not specified which schools were targeted during the robberies.

Megill was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of four counts of commercial theft and one count of receiving stolen property. He was being held on $120,000 bond pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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