Teen Arrested in Series of Burglaries

6-30-05 – Durant Police arrested a 13-year-old they say is behind at least eight burglaries and thefts this month. Police have not released the teen’s identity. An officer spotted the teen hitching a ride from the parking lot of the Durant City Pool Wednesday night – the scene of a recent theft.

The officer interviewed witnesses and then tracked the suspect as he hid the stolen items. The teen was arrested later that night.

The suspect told police he stole guns, collectable coins, and jewelry from homes in Durant. He also confessed to a burglary at Fideaux’s Restaurant, where beer and coins from the cash boxes were stolen.

The juvenile’s father was also arrested on a charge of Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property.