iPhone App Leads OKC Police To Home Full Of Stolen Items


Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 10:15 pm
By: News 9


A missing laptop led Oklahoma City police to finding more than they were after.

Turned out, the missing laptop was found inside a home with hundreds other possibly stolen items linked to more than a dozen burglaries.

Ryan Darnell and Chiemi Oshiro were arrested and charged with several counts of concealing stolen property. A crime police solved with the help of an iPhone app.

There was no sign of a break-in at the last home the couple hit before being arrested other than a missing laptop and golf clubs. A flashing blue dot led police right to their suspects using the "find my iPhone" app.

With a search warrant, officers found items they said were taken from more than a dozen homes. Including Debbie and John Fricks' birth certificates, a passport, jewelry and six guns.

“They didn't ransack the house, they didn't destroy anything. They took things out of the drawers and pat and pushed things back,” Frick said.

But the thief left behind several clues, including a lock pick on the dresser.

“I went into our bedroom and then right then i knew. I saw somethings that had been taken,” he said.

And it wasn't just big things the burglars were after.

“We were so stressed out we're like let’s just order pizza for dinner and we picked up a pizza and go to cut it and it's like where's the pizza cutter? We look in the dishwasher. They took our pizza cutter,” said Debbie and John Frick.

The Fricks' pizza cutter is still missing, but police were able to return several other items like jewelry and three of their guns.

Police found those items and more at the home of Darnell and Oshiro who are now charged in several crimes.

Inside the home, police found "large amounts of collector coins, foreign currency, jewelry, ammunition, passports, several documents in various names, a large number of bottles of flavoring used in vaping, appliances used in vaping, suitcases, backpacks, locksmith lock picks sets and several guns."

Darnell nearly escaped while being booked into jail, but court documents said he slipped and fell.