By Conrad Dudderar
Two men were caught “in the act” while allegedly breaking into unlocked vehicles in the Parkland II neighborhood.
Oklahoma City’s Cameron Douglas Applegate, 32; and Zachary Aera Davis, 29, were booked around 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 into the Canadian County Jail on complaints of third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony and unlawfully wearing mask or hood.
Both men were formally charged Oct. 18 in Canadian County District Court with attempted third-degree burglary.
About 3 a.m. Oct. 15, Yukon police officers discovered Applegate and Davis allegedly committing the crimes.
“They were apprehended with stolen items and multiple vehicle license plates,” Deputy Police Chief John Brown said.
Officer Joseph Mayhew arrested the two men with officer Brayley Running assisting him.
The Yukon Police Department has asked Parkland II residents to inspect their vehicles for any missing items.
If they’ve fallen victims to the recent string of vehicle burglaries, residents should report this to police.
Anyone with security camera footage of Applegate and Davis should contact YPD investigations at (405) 350-1102. Reference case #2023-24080.
With vehicle burglaries on the rise across Yukon, the YPD has offered advice to help Yukon residents stay protected.
Citizens are reminded that a few moments of precaution can save them from hours of hassle and loss.
The most targeted items inside vehicles are often the ones people overlook, YPD officials said.
KEEP POSSESSIONS SAFE
People are advised to keep their possessions safe by remembering these key points:
- Key fobs and spare keys: Thieves are quick to capitalize on easy access. Keep keys secure and out of sight.
- Cash and wallets: Money left in your car is an open invitation. Take valuables with you or hide them discreetly.
- Firearms: Ensure firearms are stored responsibly and not left in a vehicle. Safety first.
- Laptops: Valuable information is at risk if a laptop is stolen. Take it inside or lock it in the trunk.
- Tools: Whether for work or hobbies, tools are attractive to burglars. Store them securely.
YPD officials recommended the public follows the “9 p.m. routine.”
Each night at 9 p.m., make it a habit to double-check their vehicle’s security. Lock it down and prevent any unwelcome surprises.