By Traci Chapman
More information has become available about the Feb. 28 arrest of four individuals accused of a string of auto burglaries that victimized 13 people.
Yukon Deputy Chief John Brown said Thursday three of the four suspects arrested as part of an alleged automobile burglary ring were adults, while one was a juvenile. The adults were all residents of Oklahoma City and were identified as 19-year-old Dajuan Thomas; Alan Tran, 19; and 18-year-old Reananh Pylant-Osborn.
According to documents from the Yukon Police Department, both Thomas and the juvenile – who cannot be identified under law due to his age – were carrying a firearm at the time of their arrest.
Thomas faces complaints of third-degree burglary, conspiracy and use of a firearm during a burglary; the juvenile was arrested on complaints of third-degree burglary, minor in possession of a firearm, use of a firearm during a felony, resisting arrest and conspiracy.
Tran and Pylant-Osborn face complaints of third-degree burglary, conspiracy and obstruction of a police officer and conspiracy and receiving stolen property, respectively.
The four were arrested when Yukon police officers responded Feb. 28 to a 6 a.m. report of individuals breaking into a vehicle.
“While officers were searching for the subjects, they discovered multiple vehicles with doors open and interior lighting illuminated,” Brown said. “The vehicles appeared to have been recently burglarized; officers continued to search for the suspects when one officer noticed a parked vehicle with the brake lamps illuminated.”
That officer approached the parked car and found someone asleep inside – and occupant allegedly had in their possession stolen property, as well as identification cards of the three other individuals subsequently arrested at the scene.
Officers eventually caught the remaining three suspects when they found them walking in the area; although they attempted to run, they were unsuccessful in eluding police, records showed.
As officers worked through the investigation into the string of auto burglaries, they discovered 32 calls made to the department involving attempted auto burglaries and 13 people victimized as a result, the deputy chief said.
All of the vehicles burglarized were left unlocked, Maj. Matt Fairchild said earlier this week. Most of the vehicles hit were parked in the Ranchwood North area and surrounding apartment complexes, as well as an area near downtown on the south side of Main Street.
According to a search of criminal records available through Oklahoma State Courts Network, none of the three identified adult suspects had previous criminal felony or misdemeanor cases filed against them. As of press time, Canadian County prosecutors had not yet filed charges against Thomas, Tran or Pylant-Osborn. Any case filed against the juvenile would be sealed.