Police: Accused church, Rider High burglar left wallet with driver’s license at scene

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A 24-year-old Wichita Falls man with previous arrests for burglary and theft has been charged with the break-in of a church where police said he left his driver’s license behind.

Police said they plan to charge him with two other burglaries, including one at Rider High School. Mykel Foster is now charged with the burglary at the Life Church on Seymour Highway on September 8, 2020.

The Rider High School burglary also occurred that morning. A representative of the church said he was informed the alarm went off at about 3 a.m. but he canceled it thinking it was a false alarm.

Then when he arrived at the church he noticed an office window was broken. Inside, he found drawers pulled out and cabinets have gone through. He also found a backpack in a chair next to the broken window with Foster’s driver’s license in it.

Police said they have dealt with Foster in the past for burglaries. A spokesperson said they plan to charge him with at least two other burglaries, the Rider High break-in the same morning and also one at a restaurant.

The Rider burglary happened about an hour and a half after the church burglary, when a man was recorded after coming in through a window near the library. He took cash from the cafeteria kitchen office.

Foster was released from state jail last March. He has three previous arrests for burglary of a building and also arrests for theft and forgery. He has convictions for theft in 2016, burglary of a building in 2017, credit card abuse, and forgery in 2019.

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