Campbell and White
By: Sharon Aron Baron
A 13 year-old girl who bravely snapped a photo of a man burglarizing her home helped police identify him.
It began on Monday morning when a resident alerted Coral Springs Police that she saw two black males running between homes. She said one was wearing gloves and one was carrying two backpacks.
While officers set up a perimeter, an off-duty officer was flagged down by a resident who had her daughter on the phone and reported that two suspects had been inside of her home, where she was home alone, at the 11300 block of NW 1st Court. Police responded to the residence and spoke to a 13 year-old female victim where two men had just broken into her home. She said she was lying on the top bunk in her bedroom and saw one of the men who was around 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with a black tank top, black sweat pants, short blown-out styled hair and tattoos. She said the male was unaware she was in the room and she was able to take a photo of him and call her mother. The person in the photo was later identified Othello White, 19, of Coral Springs. The victim said she heard two different male voices inside the home and saw two shadows on the wall near her bedroom.
During the police perimeter, Othello White was found and placed under custody. Officers found the second suspect behind a privacy wall to the rear of 194 NW 113 Way, however, he resisted arrest and continued to ignore verbal commands by one of the officers which required him to deploy his taser in order to remove his hands from underneath his body to place him into custody. The suspect was identified as Miguel Campbell, 22, of Coral Springs.
White later told police that both he and Miguel Campbell were dropped off by JP Taravella High School and began walking around. He said they randomly stopped by that particular home and rang the doorbell before making their way to the rear of the residence. He saw Campbell pry open the rear slider with what he believed was a flathead screwdriver and when he walked to the rear bedroom that the 13 year-old was in, he made eye contact with her.
In both of the suspects possession were two backpacks and a multi-color pillowcase full of unknown property.
The adult burglary victim positively identified the pillowcase as one that belonged on her bed. Inside were several old and new passports belonging to the whole family, jewelry, a Nikon Coolpix camera and a small wallet with several credit cards. A grey backpack was also identified belonging to the daughter which contained her silver Apple Macbook laptop. The items were valued at $2,000.
Both Campbell and White are being held at the Main Jail. Campbell is currently charged with 10 counts, including several earlier charges. White charged with four counts.
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