NICHOLS HILLS, Okla. — On May 10, a Nichols Hills resident reported a home burglary in the 1500 block of Camden Way.
Police said a thief stole property, a cache of weapons and a checkbook.
According to detectives, one of those stolen checks turned up at a Yukon Walmart.
Police said a suspect forged the check for $399 to purchase a TV.
Nichols Hills investigators obtained surveillance pictures of the forgery and posted the images on a regional crime-fighting website.
Just one day later, Oklahoma City Police picked up the suspect believed to be wanted in connection with that forgery and several other crimes in both Oklahoma City and Nichols Hills.
Nichols Hills Detective Casey Nix said, “Oklahoma City Police contacted me. The suspect was actually in possession of our victim’s checks when he was taken into custody.”
According to Oklahoma City Police reports, 46-year-old Donald Weaver is now facing drug charges as well as criminal charges for possession of stolen property, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a state driver license.
Nix said, “Hopefully, with some further into the investigation, we can determine if Weaver was actually responsible for the burglary or if he knows who it was.”
Weaver is behind bars in the Oklahoma County Jail.