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Dallas PD Nabs Watauga Man Suspected of Taking Part in Dozens of Mammoth Jewel Heists

Kelvin O'Brien
Kelvin O'Brien
Dallas County Sheriff's Department

Moments ago, Dallas Police spokesman Senior Corporal Kevin Janse sent out a handful of over-the-weekend updates. Among them was this brief concerning an arrest made early Sunday morning:

On 9/25/2011 at 1:45 a.m., Dallas Police Officers received information that a wanted individual was inside Club Aura located at 2912 McKinney Ave. The officers made contact with Kelvin Lynn O'Brien W/M/2-14-67 and arrested him for an outstanding warrant out of Houston Texas for engaging in organized crime. He was transported to Lew Sterret Jail. O'Brien was believed to be responsible for numerous jewelry store burglaries throughout Texas.

Matter of fact: A few weeks ago the Houston PD noted that O'Brien is of one of three men from the DFW who slipped in through the roof of a Bellaire jewelry store in February, making off with around $6 million they snatched out of the vault. Two of the other suspects -- Jason Clay Kennedy of Crowley and John Dewayne O'Brien, Kelvin's brother -- were arrested up here a few weeks ago; HPD believed Kelvin was hanging 'round Dallas too. Houston police also said on September 13 they believed the trio could be "responsible for as many as 30 similar thefts in Texas and Oklahoma dating back to the year 2000." Reason they think this:

The Major Offenders Career Criminals Squad and FBI Major Theft Task Force joined forces and learned the suspects had purchased numerous luxury items including a Cabin Cruiser, high end Mercedes Benz, a Land Rover, a $500,000 home, just to name a few. Investigators obtained and executed seizure warrants a the suspects' businesses. All items mentioned above, as well as heavy duty cranes from a crane company, were seized by investigators, who then obtained arrest warrants.

At this very moment, 44-year-old Kelvin of Watauga is presently in Dallas County Jail, awaiting his ride back to Harris County. Dibs on the movie rights.


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