Two arrested in daytime burglaries

Ponca City Now - February 3, 2015 8:50 am

Obtaining a surveillance picture from the use of a stolen credit card lead police to arrest of two believed to be responsible for recent day time residential burglaries.

John Paul Stirgus Jr., 50, and Claudia Kay Haley, 40, were arrested about 1 p.m. Monday afternoon at in the 700 block of North 14th Street.

Ponca City Police said the pair had stolen property in their possession at the time of their arrests from the burglaries.

Police obtained a search warrant for the rented local home of the couple and stolen property worth thousands of dollars taken in recent burglaries was seized.

The recovered stolen property has been linked to at least three major burglaries within the last two weeks. The investigation is continuing and additional updates may be available this afternoon.

This is the truck that Police arrested Sturgis and Haley out of Monday. Police have canvassed neighborhoods where the recent day time burglaries have been reported. Police have been told by neighbors of the victims that they were approached by a couple driving a truck like this to do lawn care. "If you were contacted by someone driving this truck and you have not yet spoken with Police or have been a victim of a recent burglary, please contact us", says Police Detective Captain Randy Tyner. Tyner’s office number is 763-8002.

 

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