Theft Ring Busted in Pottawatomie County
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Oklahoma - Six people have been arrested in connection to a small burglary ring out of Pottawatomie County.
The sheriff says on May 20th, they found four stolen vehicles, several guns and drugs at the home off Garrett’s Lake Road.
Investigators say they received a tip from one woman who drove by the house and saw the suspects.
The woman told deputies she saw a four wheeler that had previously been reported stolen from her family.
“One of the victims from that stolen four-wheeler called and said 'Hey, I think I found my four wheeler. I think I saw someone riding it as I was passing by this road,'” Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said.
The caller was driving down Garrett’s Lake Road around 5:30 p.m. She waited for deputies to arrive.
Once investigators arrived they requested a search warrant, and soon found the stolen items.
Deputies are still working to identify the owners of the guns found at the home.
“We have some confirmed stolen. We are actually still in the process, right now, of confirming the rest of those guns and tracking those down,” Sheriff Booth said.
Marijuana and methamphetamine were also found inside of the home.
All of the stolen items were confirmed to have come from properties nearby.
The sheriff says there could potentially be more arrests as they wrap-up the case.
“That's always sometimes the time consuming thing, finding where the property goes to and locating the victims of that property. They are on tribal land, other counties, or other towns,” Sheriff Booth said. “You have a little ring that is connected to another little ring, that’s connected to another little ring. They all know each other.”
Both Noel De Jesus and Randy lee Snyder face a drug-related charge.
Tommy Dill and Lisa Reynolds face the bulk of the crimes, as both are accused of stealing four vehicles and two counts of concealing stolen property.
At this time, there are no recent court filings for Vance Wyatt or Jennifer Boggs.