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Crime notes: Burglary at fraternity house

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Stillwater PD arrested a man in connection with a robbery at the Sigma Nu fraternity house. 

Police arrested a man on Feb. 8 who was out on bond after he was charged with burglary in 2018 in connection with a burglary at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.

The Stillwater and Oklahoma State University Police departments arrested Christian Dion Bellows, 28, after residents of the Sigma Nu fraternity house identified him as the man who entered the fraternity house around 2 a.m. and started trying to open locked doors, according to police reports.

When one of the residents on the third floor approached Bellows, Bellows said that he was looking for his friend’s wallet, according to court documents.

The resident told him he would have to ask someone on the first floor for help. When Bellows went downstairs he was escorted out of the building, according to police reports.

After Bellows left the building, an OSU police officer who recognized him from the dispatch's description stopped him, according to police reports. Police arrested him on charges of second degree burglary for entering the house with intent to commit a crime.

The police report states that residents of the Sigma Nu fraternity house had noticed things missing over the past two weeks, including $400 missing from the wallet of one of the members. The second degree burglary charge is added to two counts of first degree burglary and one of attempted first degree burglary from 2018, according to court documents.

Bellows was arrested at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in May 2018, after a resident saw Bellows go into his room about 4 a.m., according to the probable cause affidavit from the 2018 charges. 

When the resident told Bellows to get out, Bellows responded that he was looking for his wallet, and then ran, according to the affidavit. Residents from the fraternity house chased Bellows and detained him until police arrived.

Bellows has not been convicted on the 2018 burglary charges, and was out on a personal recognizance bond – which is a no-charge bond – when he was arrested in connection with the burglary at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.

Bellows has two prior burglary convictions.

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