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

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Kelvin O'Brien
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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22 comments
Cousin
Cousin

I know his wife personally and "TROPHY" is DEF not the word i would use to describe her...try: TRASHY, HOME WRECKER, DIRTY...I could go on!!

Mmay7399
Mmay7399

He does have a trophy wife! ;-)

Gjones7070@aol.com
Gjones7070@aol.com

My husband knows these guys. He was friends w/ Kelvins older brother and never knew anything of this lifestyle .

Rangers100
Rangers100

Does your husband also have a baseball beard?

Never trust anyone with one of those.

LesliO
LesliO

The luxury car, cabin cruiser lifestyle...or the jewel heist lifestyle?

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

The sphincter level is at "clenched" in these comments

MattL1
MattL1

"...a wanted individual was inside Club Aura..."

Just one?  Must've been an off night.

John_McKee
John_McKee

Just a minor correction the club in that spot is now Avenu Lounge, Aura went belly up several months ago. Not surprised you would still find criminals there though.

I'm not going to lie though, he is kind of attractive.

Nunya
Nunya

He's cute, but he needs to ditch the goatee and sport a five-o'clock beard. Not that's sexy.

Amo27
Amo27

Well when you are a wanted criminal you have to attempt to change your looks to remain incognito

Amo27
Amo27

Not too smart though, who goes clubbing when there's a warrant out for your arrest? Wouldn't you be in Mexico already? What an idiot.

DayMan
DayMan

He kinda look likes Sawyer on Lost, James Ford.

Dallasgirl51
Dallasgirl51

This is not funny so why the sarcasm about the movie rights? Your a columnist it isn't professional to put that last statement in your column. 

MattL1
MattL1

What on earth are you talking about?  This is the third step in the criminal justice process.  First, a person commits a crime.  Second, he or she gets caught.  Third, we make fun of him or her.  Get with the program.

The Derelict
The Derelict

Judge Wilonsky found him guilty

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Blog comments: where throwaway lines take on lives of their own. Fact is, it sounds like a good movie -- regardless of who did or didn't commit this and the other 29 (!) heists. But I am sure Guy Richie already made it. Four times.

MattL1
MattL1

Sounds like a good TV show.  "'Judge Wilonsky,' today at 3:30, only on my27."

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