Tulsa man in custody may be connected to nearly 90 car break-ins
Source: Tulsa Police Department
The Tulsa Police Department said a man they have in custody may be connected to nearly 90 car break-ins. And he was also arrested for threatening an ex-girlfriend and shooting out her tires.
Around 1 p.m. Monday, Tulsa police conducted a traffic stop near 51st Street S. and Peoria Avenue on a vehicle that was known to be involved in a string of recent burglaries, along with a recent shots fired/threatening a violent act call.
The driver of the car, Brett Chamberlain, was taken into custody. Chamberlain was carrying a small quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl, police said.
Officers recovered a gun from the vehicle. The car was also full of stolen bags, purses, cash, credit cards, car keys, driver's licenses, checks, passports, medications, and a custom made wedding ring from Santa Fe, police said.
Detectives believe Chamberlain could be connected to as many as 89 car break-ins all over the Tulsa metro area between August and December. So far, detectives have identified 34 reported victims, and believe there are at least 55 more unreported cases.
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Last Saturday, officers responded to a call of shots fired and threatening a violent act at 500 N. Country Club Drive.
A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend, Brett Chamberlain, tailgated her and forced her to pull over. When she did, he threatened her with a gun then shot out one of her tires.
Due to Chamberlain's Native American status and the McGirt ruling, the following charges will be recommended by Tulsa police to federal prosecutors:
- Knowingly concealing stolen property x 74
- Burglary from vehicle x 29 (potentially many more)
- Threatening a violent act
- Shooting With intent to kill
- Hit and run x 2
- Unauthorized use of a credit card (multiple charges)
- Possession of a firearm after felony conviction.
- Drug possession