Tulsa OK July 13 2019
Security officers on patrol of a Tulsa casino observed a burglary in progress and quickly detained the suspect.
Officer Kyle Wilson of the Osage Nation Police Department on June 13 at about 11 p.m. responded to a report of an automobile burglary at the Tulsa Osage Casino.
Dispatch told Officer Wilson that casino security had approached a man who reportedly had entered a vehicle in the valet parking area and the man ran away.
Casino security caught the man and placed him in an interview room.
Officer Wilson reviewed security video that showed a man later identified as Gavino Serrano walk into the parking lot from behind the casino and try the door handles of vehicles until he found one that was unlocked.
Surveillance video reportedly showed Serrano opening all the compartments inside a gold-colored Chevrolet Suburban that he entered.
A security vehicle pulled up and Serrano reportedly got out of the Suburban and tried to hide between vehicles.
Security personnel spotted him, and he reportedly took off running toward 36th Street in Tulsa. When Officer Wilson questioned Serrano, the suspect reportedly admitted having entered the casino and stolen a laptop computer and three wall-mounted control panels.
Wilson said in a case affidavit that he found the items in Serrano’s black backpack. A black Bluetooth speaker reportedly was stolen out of the gold Chevy Suburban.
Wilson found and returned the speaker to its rightful owner.
Additionally, Officer Wilson learned there was a Tulsa County warrant out for Serrano and Tulsa County authorities wanted to place a hold on him. In a hearing June 18 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Serrano.