A string of reportedly unconnected thefts continued over the weekend in the city.
Officers with the Ardmore Police Department responded to several calls and made one arrest for burglaries and larceny since Friday afternoon, said Ardmore Police Capt. Keith Ingle.
One case occurred in the 1000 block of D Street NW, where a report was taken regarding a burglary. The reporting party stated they’d left their door unlocked and some clothing was taken by persons unknown, Ingle said.
Late Saturday night, officers were called to the 300 block of H Street NE in reference to a reported auto burglary. The victim’s vehicle had been burglarized and a handgun allegedly taken. The victim reported the vehicle was left unlocked and parked on Davis Street. No suspects have been named in the ongoing investigation, however investigators were able to obtain fingerprints from the scene.
Sunday morning, another instance of property damage and burglary was reported. Suspects allegedly broke a window, gaining access to a business located in the 100 block of North Washington Street. About $10 in miscellaneous change was stolen. The total estimated loss and damage was $160. No suspects have been named, but investigators are attempting to lift fingerprints from the cash drawer at the business, said Ingle.
An arrest was made in a previously reported case. In the 100 block of Cason Street NE, Nathaniel Jones, 19, was apprehended after officers made contact and discovered Jones was in possession of stolen property. Jones allegedly stole two firearms and a Samsung electronic device from his grandparents. Jones was arrested on one charge of possession of stolen property. Jones has previous felony convictions for second degree burglary and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. The charge filed yesterday by Carter County Assistant District Attorney Ryan Hunnicutt for possession is a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in county jail, a fine not exceeding $500, or both, according to Oklahoma state statute title 21.