Claremore Daily Progress

May 11, 2013

Deputies capture burglary suspects

Salesha Wilken
Staff Writer

CLAREMORE —

Rogers County Sheriff’s Deputies have taken two burglary suspects into custody after they fled on foot in the Pine Valley area near Catoosa on Friday.
Cousins Jason Crabtree, 31, of Tulsa, and Brian Crabtree, 27, of Inola, were arrested after a brief manhunt. 
Deputies were called to a burglary in progress by a concerned neighbor that spotted two unusual vehicles parked next door.
When deputies made contact with the suspects, they became hostile, then fled into the woods in the area of 580 Road and 4110 Road, according to initial reports.
Brian Crabtree was quickly taken into custody and booked into Rogers County Jail at approximately 2 p.m. 
He was charged with second degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance.
Deputies and K9 units from both Rogers County and Catoosa Police Department assisted in conducting a search for Jason Crabtree.
During the search, officers spotted the suspect several times, however it was hours before he surrendered into custody, according to RCSO Public Information Officer Jerry Smittle. 
Jason Crabtree was arrested and booked in the Rogers County Jail at approximately 9 p.m.
He was charged with obstructing an officer and second degree burglary.
“People keeping an eye out for each other is what we need,” Smittle said.
Alert neighbors were essential to stopping this crime, he added.
The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office is launching an Alert Neighborhood program to help the community better protect their property, according to Smittle.
Rogers County residents interested in participating should contact Jerry Smittle at (918) 798-1520 for more information.