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Police have arrested a man they say may be responsible for a string of thefts at more than a dozen Houston-area schools.

Paul Anthony Scrutchin, 28, was arrested on Friday and charged with three counts of burglary of a building.  Crime Stoppers received tips from viewers who said they recognized Scrutchin in surveillance video.

Since the school year began, someone has stolen thousands of dollars worth of cash and electronics from locker rooms at 16 area schools. The thefts happened as recently as September 24, police said.

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Written by khou.com