Collinsville man charged with burglaries from 16 cars in Tulsa, Bixby
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Thursday, April 26, 2012
A Collinsville man was charged Thursday with 16 counts of second-degree burglary from an automobile after being arrested during a traffic stop earlier this month.
Brian Michael Chamberlain, 29, is accused in Tulsa County District Court of committing a series of burglaries in Tulsa and Bixby from Jan. 18 through April 14.
In all 16 burglaries, items were taken from vehicles whose windows had been broken, according to the charges.
Chamberlain was arrested in the early morning hours of April 15 after police were contacted by a motorist who was following the vehicle of a person who allegedly had broken into a vehicle.
Officers stopped the vehicle on U.S. 169 near South Memorial Drive, police reported.
One officer asked Chamberlain whether he had any illegal items in his possession, and he told police 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.
Police searched the vehicle and found property from several burglaries, the report states.
Chamberlain told detectives he was involved in "numerous burglaries and credit card fraud," the report states.
Chamberlain was also charged Thursday with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
He was still being held Thursday evening in Tulsa Jail, according to the jail's website.
Brian Michael Chamberlain