By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
A felon faces life in prison for committing a rash of Yukon-area auto burglaries while driving a stolen van and having a stolen police detective badge, drugs and much more in his possession.
Several Yukon-area residents are the alleged victims of Sesar Trevino (AKA Tervino), 27, who was formally charged Sept. 10 with 23 criminal counts in Canadian County District Court.
The defendant faces 11 counts of knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property, six counts of third-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of firearm after former felony conviction, pattern of criminal offenses, unauthorized use of vehicle, possession of controlled dangerous substance, and affixing an improper license plate.
All 23 counts combined carry a maximum penalty of 57 years in prison.
However, because of a previous felony conviction, Trevino could spend the rest of his life on prison if convicted on the felony firearms charges.
Trevino was convicted in June 2013 in Oklahoma County District Court for possession with intent to distribute drugs.
One interesting item in the defendant’s possession was an Oklahoma City police detective’s badge reported stolen “many years ago,” Canadian County court documents show.
Oklahoma City Police responded at 1:45 a.m. Sept. 1 to a report of “numerous auto burglaries in the area” south of Yukon, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Canadian County prosecutors accuse Trevino of breaking into six vehicles between Aug. 25-31 intending to steal property inside: A Nissan pickup, GMC pickup, two Chevrolet pickups, Hyundai sedan, and Chevrolet sedan.
FINDING THE VAN
The Canadian County break-ins were reported near the 11700 block of S.W. 15th Terrace, 11700 block of S.W. 14th, 2300 block of Wheatfield Avenue, and 9100 block of N.W. 87th.
The calling party noticed the suspect’s white van in the neighborhood and followed the vehicle before losing site of it at S.W. 15th and Mustang Road.
Officer Brandon Lee located the van at a Mustang convenience store where Trevino was pumping gas, according to the affidavit.
Trevino allegedly had a stolen clip-on electric garage door opener on his collar. He was arrested on three Oklahoma City warrants and the Chevy Express van was impounded.
Police learned the van – which belonged to UHaul – had the incorrect license plate. Officer Lee found stolen items inside the van while inventorying the vehicle, according to his affidavit.
Four reported victims arrived at the scene and identified items that had allegedly been stolen from their vehicles on Sept. 1 while they were asleep.
Officers found stolen checks and driver’s licenses from several other alleged victims in Trevino’s wallet and a license plate behind the van’s driver’s seat from a reported stolen vehicle.
Trevino had methamphetamine inside a plastic baggie and a modified BB gun made to appear as a “real firearm,” according to the probable cause affidavit.
Prosecutors allege the defendant also had these stolen items: Helmet, duffel bag, baseball bats, duck decoys, identification card, tools, checkbook; and jet ski, motor vehicle and boat registrations.
Trevino has faced misdemeanor charges in McClain County for obstructing an officer, resisting an officer, possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, knowingly concealing stolen property, and trespassing,