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Mountain View man arrested in connection with theft from Mountain View High School

A Mountain View man has been arrested in connection with the theft of more than $20,000 worth of camera equipment from Mountain View High School.

On Monday, Dec. 27, Crime Suppression Unit detectives arrested 35-year-old Casey Shoopman at his home on the 500 block of Central Avenue. During a search of Shoopman's apartment, several cameras and camera equipment was located, as was a ghost gun. 

A ghost gun is a gun that lacks a serial number by which it can be identified and that is typically assembled by the user from purchased or homemade components. 

The arrest stems from a nearly two-month investigation that began back in November when detectives began looking into burglaries at the school where a suspect was able to access a storage area and take the equipment. The camera equipment is in the process of being identified and we are in contact with the school to return items that rightfully belong to them. 

Shoopman was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of an undetectable firearm and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. 

"I am very proud of the tenacity our team had investigating this case and ultimately making this arrest," said Lt. Armando Espitia. "We acutely understand the impact these crimes have on victims, and I am thankful that we were able to bring some closure on this."

A thanks to our Crimes Against Persons Unit, our patrol teams and our Cyber Crimes Unit for their assistance in this case. 

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