Collinsville man confesses to long burglary spree, police say
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Monday, April 16, 2012
A Collinsville man was arrested on more 20 complaints of burglary Sunday when he confessed to the crimes after a traffic stop, police said.
Brian Chamberlain, 29, was also alleged to be in possession of illegal drugs during the stop, according to an arrest report.
Police were called about 3 a.m. Sunday by a motorist who was following the vehicle of a person who allegedly had broken into a vehicle. Officers spotted and stopped the vehicle on U.S. 169 near Memorial Drive, police reported.
One officer asked Chamberlain whether he had any illegal items in his possession, and he told police that he had “some pills” in his pocket, police said.
Officers found pills in a small bag in one pocket and a “crystal-like substance” in the other pocket, police alleged in the report.
Officers searched the vehicle and found property from several burglaries that had occurred earlier in the evening, the report states.
Chamberlain told detectives that he was involved in “numerous burglaries and credit card fraud,” the report alleges.
He was booked into the Tulsa Jail nine hours after his arrest on 23 complaints of second-degree burglary, five complaints of unauthorized use of a credit card, two complaints of knowingly concealing stolen property and one complaint of possession of a controlled substance, jail records show. He remains in the Tulsa Jail.
Brian Chamberlain, 29