MCSO: Suspect calls in bomb threat in El Mirage to cover burglary

Posted: 1:29 PM, Oct 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-23 20:05:09Z

A business employee is accused of using a bomb threat as cover to remove a hidden camera from an office after he reportedly burglarized the business earlier in the day.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 13 a man, later identified as 31-year-old Curtis Scott Sproul, called to report a burglary of a propane business near Olive Avenue and Dysart Road.

MCSO was told that a safe containing nearly $1,500 in cash was stolen from the office.

Sproul was later informed, by another employee, that there is a hidden camera in the office. 

Upon learning this, Sproul allegedly contacted MCSO again saying he was approached by two people who said they placed bombs at the propane facility. As the business was evacuated, Sproul reportedly entered the office and removed the hidden camera.

After his arrest two days later, Sproul allegedly admitted to taking the safe and making the bomb threat.

He's been charged with false reporting and burglary.


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