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Stillwater police make arrest in rooftop burglary case

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Stillwater police have arrested a suspect in connection with a series of rooftop burglaries earlier this year.

David Jonathan Ingalls, 23, was arrested Tuesday, March 8 and was charged with five counts of second-degree burglary.

Capt. Kyle Gibbs, with the Stillwater Police Department, say detectives discovered evidence that linked Ingalls to burglaries at Charlies Chicken, The Garage, Hideaway Pizza, Hobby Lobby and Peck’s Lodge.

Dan Scroggs, the owner of Pecks Lodge, was one the businesses affected by the burglaries.

“He took the safe, my drill, started taking things out of our Kendra Scott jewelry cases,” he said.”I’m guesstimating between eight and $10,000.”

At the time of the burglaries, police said Ingalls was out on bond after he was charged in 2015 with two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

On Friday, Ingalls went before a judge in Payne County District Court for the five new counts of second-degree burglary.