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Police recover Apple products stolen from Hilliard school; 3 charged

According to police, the devices were stolen from Hilliard Station Sixth Grade School on July 17.
Credit: Hilliard Division of Police

Three people have been arrested and Hilliard police found more than 100 stolen electronics belonging to Hilliard City Schools.

According to police, the devices were stolen from Hilliard Station Sixth Grade School on July 17.

Surveillance showed three people forcing their way into the building and walking with the items before fleeing.

The district reported more than 230 electronics were stolen including iPads, Apple TVs and a MacBook computer.

Detectives working with school officials determined the devices were pinging to an apartment complex in east Columbus.

After witnessing the sale of an iPad, detectives confronted one man who fled but was eventually detained.

Police said the man, identified as 18-year-old Kyon Appling, was in possession of a stolen firearm. He was charged with receiving stolen property and having a weapon under disability

Appling also had an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

While executing a search warrant at Appling's home, they found 98 iPads, one iPad mini and MacBook computer and two Apple TVs.

Police said many of the devices were found in a bathtub filled with water.

Two people in the apartment, 19-year-old Zamaryanna Mattox and a 17-year-old, were charged with receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence.

Police said detectives believe more than 100 devices were sold to others in central Ohio. Anyone who believes they may be in possession of a stolen device is asked to contact Hilliard City Schools.