ENID, Okla. — Enid Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested nine suspected car burglars and recovered a large amount of stolen property Saturday night and early Sunday morning, police said.
About 8:45 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested two women for burglarizing a vehicle in the 3000 block of West Oklahoma, Capt. Tim Jacobi said. The women stole a purse from inside the vehicle and were captured a short time later in the area.
They were identified as Jazmen Taylor, 20, and Mercedes Stowe, 26.
Taylor was booked on complaints of third-degree burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, malicious injury to property and a Garfield County warrant on an unrelated charge. Stowe was booked on a complaint of third-degree burglary.
At 2:39 a.m. Sunday, officers saw a pair of men burglarizing a vehicle near the 300 block of West Hickory. The men ran when confronted by officers.
Damion Phares, 21, was immediately captured. He was booked on 20 complaints of third-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
Shaun Prock 18, was captured a short time later in the area and was booked on 20 complaints of third-degree burglary and a complaint of knowingly concealing stolen property.
"At the time of this incident, Prock was already out on bond from a previous car burglary he committed on September 29, 2019," Capt. Tim Jacobi said.
Investigating officers learned the residence at 2728 N. Washington may contain stolen property and additional suspects.
"They served a search warrant at that location later in the morning around 7:40 a.m.," Jacobi said. "Inside, they located a large amount of stolen property believed to have been stolen from a number of other car burglaries."
Five additional suspects were also found inside and arrested.
The five were identified as: Tyler Byrd,19; Kellie Payne, 26; Robert Trekkel, 21; Kaylind Stuart, 18; and Keith Nelson, 26.
"All were booked on complaints of knowingly concealing stolen property," Jacobi said.
Trekkel and Stuart were also additional complaints of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine, the captain said.
"We’ve been experiencing a high number of car burglaries recently so we’re hoping these latest arrests interrupt that trend," Jacobi said. "This also highlights the effectiveness of the Street Crimes Unit, staffed by Sgt. Zeke Frazee and officers Tyler Evans and Jose Torres.
"They worked hard on this case and were very successful."
Jacobi urged those who were victims of a recent vehicle burglary to reach out to police if they had not before.
"If you were the victim of a car burglary recently and have not yet reported it, please contact us," he said Sunday. "We have not yet located the owners to some of the stolen property recovered today."