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Police identify woman suspected of burglarizing homes in Tulsa neighborhood

Cam shot of Kewuan Thelma Hopkins
Posted at 10:13 PM, Dec 21, 2021

TULSA, Okla. — Police are asking the public's help in trying to track down 27-year-old Kawaun Thelma Hopkins.

Hopkins is charged with burglarizing multiple homes near the 51st and 61st corridor along I-44 between Lewis and Peoria in Tulsa. Tulsa police said earlier this month they had reports of four burglaries in the area. He said the first one happened Dec. 2 and another one each day between Dec. 12-14.

TPD allege Hopkins targeted multiple homes in the area. They released images from surveillance video images they said captured the moment she made entry into several of them.

“This individual is responsible for three first-degree burglaries and one second-degree burglary that we know of, and there are some larcenies that we’re looking at as well, stealing packages off porches,” Means said.

“You should feel safe in your home and this individual is making it so that these people don’t feel safe,” TPD Lt. Means said.

Olivia StandingBear said she understands that feeling all too well. Her home was one of the four burglarized.

“It just kind of feels like a violation of your comfort,” StandingBear said.

StandingBear said the suspected burglar broke her side window to get inside her home.

“I received an alert from my security system that there had been motion at my residence while I was away. It was someone I didn’t recognize,” StandingBear said.

She said the burglar used one of her stolen cards to charge Uber cash onto her Uber account and thinks the suspect may have taken an Uber to get away.

“She took cash, cards, checks…those kind of things, but what really got to me is that she took my new passport and my old passport, which had my old passport, which had all my stamps of places I had traveled to," StandingBear said. "She also took an external hard drive that had tons of photos…those things you can’t really replace."

Means said he recommends staying alert on what's happening in your neighborhood and locking your doors even if you're home.

He asks anyone who has been a victim to file a report. For anyone who thinks they may have seen Hopkins on the street, call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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