YUKON, Oklahoma -- A Yukon police officer is credited with stopping a suspected burglar before he could commit a crime.
Sergeant Matt Fairchild was patrolling the Kingsridge Addition Sunday, October 17, just after midnight. He noticed a vehicle filled with items and he became suspicious.
"I saw things inside like multiple bottles of cologne and multiple cell phone chargers, which led me to believe the operator of this vehicle might be connected to auto burglaries," Sgt. Fairchild said.
Sgt. Fairchild called for assistance and he another officer began walking around the neighborhood. They soon saw a man wearing all dark clothing and carrying a backpack. When they tried to talk to him, the man ran away.
They chased the suspect into a wooded area behind Covenant Church. Two other officers caught and arrested the man. He was identified as 27-year-old Daniel Fair.
During Fair's arrest, officers found equipment often used in burglaries, and a syringe that tested positive for methamphetamine. He faced charges of resisting arrest, obstructing city employees and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said he had a long criminal record of burglary, larceny, resisting and eluding police.