Suspected Serial Burglar Arrested Days After Release From Prison

Friday, September 4th 2020, 5:17 pm
By: Reagan Ledbetter

TULSA, Okla. -

A man who served just five months of a six-year prison sentence for burglary, is back in jail once again for burglary.

Police said Pedro Canteras started his crime spree just days after he was released from prison.

Canteras was released from prison last week and put on an ankle monitor. Police said he cut it off, then stole from the Home Depot downtown, then broke into a downtown business and stole a $6,000 bike.

Tulsa Police said they spent three days looking for Canteras after they said he broke the glass at the Ross Group building and stole the bike. They used surveillance video from there and Home Depot and found Canteras days later, riding the stolen bike. 

"We identified him on the video we saw it. I was scratching my head on it because I thought he was in DOC still,” said Sgt. Brandon Davis with the Tulsa Police Department.

Police later learned Canteras was released with an ankle monitor five months into the six-year prison sentence.

"My squad has arrested him a couple times in the last three years, commercial burglaries,” Davis said.

Records show Canteras has been arrested nine times for stealing. The Tulsa Police Downtown IMPACT Unit arrested him three times from 2017 to 2018.

"You know what, if someone happened to be in there that night, working late or something like that, and they come face to face with him,” said Sgt. Davis. “Now there's a danger element to another person."

Sgt. Davis said it’s frustrating arresting people over and over for the same crimes.

"It makes us look good because we catch them pretty quick but it's not good because there's more victims out here which affects economics, it affects people's livelihoods sometimes,” said Sgt. Davis.

Canteras has been booked into the Tulsa County jail for Burglary and Larceny.