UPDATE: Aug. 29, 2022, 7 p.m. — Moline Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with the overnight burglary at Moline High School, according to a news release from Moline Police.

Steven T. Anderson, 21, of Moline, faces charges of burglary and criminal damage to property. He is being held on $50,000 bond in Rock Island County Jail.

Joseph W. Anderson (L) and Steven T. Anderson (photos: Moline Police Department)

A 17-year-old girl also is in custody, and is being detained by Juvenile Court Services. No other information is available for matters involving juveniles, the release says.

“This concludes the suspects being sought in this incident,” the release says.

Noe of the three individuals were current students at the school, but did have previous enrollment in the district. The three suspects caused significant damage to school property, including the discharge of fire extinguishers, flipping tables, breaking televisions and damaging other electronic devices.

“School custodial staff should be praised for their extensive work getting the school fit for students to arrive by normal hours,” the release says.

“The Moline Police Department takes our school students’ safety and learning environment extremely seriously. Students deserve the best education possible, including the best facilities, equipment, and classrooms available to them. Any damage, trespassing or vandalism to our school facilities will be aggressively investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Moline Police Chief Darren Gault.

UPDATE: Aug. 29, 2022, 5:10 p.m. — The Moline Police Department has arrested Joseph W. Anderson, 22, of Moline, in connection with the overnight burglary at Moline High School.

Anderson has been charged with burglary and criminal damage to property, police said late Monday afternoon. He is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on $50,000 bond. Moline Police are still investigating this incident. Further updates will be provided when they are available.

EARLIER — Moline Police need your help catching the person or persons responsible for criminal damage to Moline High School early this morning.

On August 29, just before 1 a.m., the Moline Police Department and Moline Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities. Upon arrival, officers determined that the building had been burglarized by unauthorized entry and some areas of the school suffered criminal damage to property. School officials were notified, and multiple staff members responded to mitigate the damage before the start of school. The school day was not impacted, and students arrived as scheduled.

The Moline Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is actively conducting an investigation and no further information is available at this time. Anyone with information can contact the Moline Police Department at (309) 797-0402. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities by calling 309-762-9500 or through the P3 Tips smart phone application.