A suspected burglar dropped his identification card during the burglary of a summer home, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Bannowsky was dispatched to a suspected burglary of a residence on South Texoma Road in Mead. The owners of the summer home became suspicious because they had shut off the breakers before leaving, yet they received an electricity bill, according to the sheriff’s office.
Upon arrival, Bannowsky discovered an unlocked door and found evidence of force entry. He found an Oklahoma identification card on the floor belonging to 35-year-old Bradley Dean Uber.
The sheriff’s office said Uber was not difficult to find, since he currently resides in the Bryan County Jail, where he is being held on two counts of second-degree burglary in an unrelated to this case.
Uber was interviewed by Bannowsky and a sheriff’s investigator, and according to the sheriff’s office, he confessed to burglarizing the lake house.
Uber said he was coming down from his methamphetamine high while committing the burglary, according to the sheriff’s office. Uber told the investigator that he knew he was likely going back to prison and that, when he was released, he would just keep doing what he has always done, referring to methamphetamine and burglaries. Uber was told he was also under arrest for this burglary.
In other crime news, James Dean Peterson, 44, was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary. According to court papers, Peterson burglarized a home occupied by Leisa Lozano in the 30000 block of East Highway 70 in Bokchito and he also burglarized a vehicle on that property.
Deputy Eric Shane Guhl investigated the theft of an air compressor and other items from John McDonald in the 5300 block of Highway 70 in Mead. McDonald told the deputy that two men and two women entered his yard and stole an air compressor from his shop and clothing on the porch. They then left in a pickup.
Guhl investigated another theft in the 1300 block of Streetman Road in Mead. Paul Jordan said someone stole tools, a weed-eater and other items from his shop building.
Durant firefighters put out a dumpster fire this morning in the 2200 block of West University Boulevard. Firefighters were dispatched at 1:36, and upon arrival, they found a tenant holding an empty fire extinguisher. The inside of the dumpster was smoldering, so firefighters sprayed water inside it.