Tulsa Burglary Suspect Bonds Out Of Jail For Third Time In Two Months


Thursday, August 5th 2010, 4:50 pm
By: News On 6


By Lori Fullbright, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A victim's outrage is focused at a suspected burglar who's been arrested three times in the past two months yet is out of jail again.

7/31/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Police: Man Arrested Again, This Time Trying To Sell Stolen Jewelry

"It made me ill," said Elizabeth, a burglary victim.

Elizabeth was heartsick when she learned a burglar had broken the front window of their home and stolen every piece of her jewelry, including family heirlooms.

"To think someone is going through your things, rummaging through things my mother wore, a necklace she wore or my grandmother had," she said. "To think someone is going to pawn that stuff for street value."

She had a picture of one unique piece and took it to a couple of pawnshops and Tulsa Gold and Gem. The very next day, someone tried to sell it. The folks at Tulsa Gold and Gem stalled for an hour until police arrived and arrested this man, Joshua Sanders, again.

He'd been arrested in early June, suspected of stealing things from 20 homes near 101st and South Sheridan.

6/4/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Police Arrest South Tulsa Burglary Suspect

He was out on bond from that when he was arrested again. That time, police say it was a storage unit full of stolen goods.

6/17/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Burglary Suspect Booked On 22 Complaints Of Stolen Property

Once again, he was out on bond on that when he was arrested for this. Not only did he bond out again, but, did so within eight hours.

"I'm very frustrated," Elizabeth said.

Police say he's connected to 50 break-ins. Elizabeth says it's been a tough lesson, but, she's now taking pictures all her valuables and is even more security conscious.

She just wishes the system would help.

"I do, I do wish they could keep him behind bars," she said.

She realizes she's one of the lucky ones because she got some of her cherished heirlooms back, when most victims, end up with nothing.

Court records show Sanders, who is an ex-con, was in court last Monday on 22 counts of receiving stolen property.

Police say he broke into Elizabeth's home and also her neighbor's home, the very next day. He's also charged with two counts of burglary and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.