Police arrest suspected high school band trailer thief - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Police arrest suspected high school band trailer thief

LAWTON, Okla._Investigators revealed new details Monday on how they tracked down the suspect accused of stealing a trailer containing thousands of dollars worth of MacArthur High School's band instruments.

Lawton police spent part of the day dusting MacArthur High School's band trailer for fingerprints. The trailer was found Sunday in a field near Walters, just one day after the band instruments were discovered in Burkburnett, Texas. The suspected thief was arrested after a routine traffic stop by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol early Saturday morning near Burkburnett.

Early Saturday morning, an OHP Trooper made a traffic stop on I-44 near Burkburnett, which soon became everything Lawton Public Schools police were looking for.

"We're relieved. And of course, in this kind of a case, time is important," said Lawton Public Schools Police Chief John Whittington.

Once OHP pulled the man over, they soon arrested him for DUI and possession of paraphernalia. OHP then made the call to Chief Whittington saying that they found a car that fit the description of the surveillance footage.

As of now, the suspect is still being investigated. Whittington says most things have come together pretty fast, but couldn't have done it without the extra help. Deputies from Wichita County, OHP, and the Cotton County Sheriff's Department all had a hand in the case.

Lawton police investigators are also looking for fingerprints on the trailer and will be obtaining statements soon. Whittington says the important part is that the students will be able to perform again.

"Football season is about to start. And I know the band director personally and he was greatly relieved that they didn't have to go out and shop for new instruments and a new trailer," said Chief Whittington.

Lawton police have said that the suspect involved in the band trailer theft might also be involved in the theft of a Lawton daycare back in June as well as a few others.

 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Ft Sill’s commanding general is leaving for Ft. Bragg

    Ft Sill’s commanding general is leaving for Ft. Bragg

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:47:21 GMT
    Major General Brian McKiernan (Source U.S. Army)Major General Brian McKiernan (Source U.S. Army)

    Maj. Gen. Brian McKiernan, who was welcomed to Fort Sill FIRES Center of Excellence as commanding general in July of 2016, will be leaving. Maj. Gen. McKiernan has been selected to be the Deputy Commanding General of 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg. Maj. Gen. Brian McKiernan has served as commanding general for the last year. 

    Maj. Gen. Brian McKiernan, who was welcomed to Fort Sill FIRES Center of Excellence as commanding general in July of 2016, will be leaving. Maj. Gen. McKiernan has been selected to be the Deputy Commanding General of 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg. Maj. Gen. Brian McKiernan has served as commanding general for the last year. 

  • GOP seeks support for narrow version of "Obamacare" repeal

    GOP seeks support for narrow version of "Obamacare" repeal

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:49 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:49:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:40:55 GMT

    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

  • Former correctional officer says he’s being targeted after capturing explicit videos of jailers

    Former correctional officer says he’s being targeted after capturing explicit videos of jailers

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:32:17 GMT

    We are hearing from a former Oklahoma correctional officer who says he's now in trouble with the law for trying to be a whistle blower. Back in May, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections launched an investigation into video that was captured at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center. That video was caught by a now former correctional officer, who is facing possible jail time.

    We are hearing from a former Oklahoma correctional officer who says he's now in trouble with the law for trying to be a whistle blower. Back in May, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections launched an investigation into video that was captured at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center. That video was caught by a now former correctional officer, who is facing possible jail time.

Powered by Frankly