Thieves Steal 30K In Items From Seminole Co. Property, Attempt To Set Fire


Tuesday, October 6th 2020, 10:45 pm
By: Clayton Cummins


KONAWA, Okla. -

A Seminole County property owner said she’s out tens of thousands of dollars, all thanks to thieves. 

Andrea Garner and her family live in Dallas, Texas but travel to their property in Seminole County, north of Konawa to get away from the city. 

Garner said since April, thieves have been coming on to her property and stealing.  

“It is supposed to be your little piece of heaven that we had and you’re not safe there,” said Garner. “It is a lot of anger and a lot of fear, to be honest with you.” 

This is no petty crime. Around $30,000 from the property has been taken including a travel trailer and tractor. Thieves even took the time to pull apart a transformer on the property. 

“(They’ve stolen) all hunting supplies, even fire pit chairs, a hammock, rocks around the fire pit,” said Garner. “There was a John Deer tractor that was there, it had been shot by a shotgun, so it wasn’t operable.” 

Garner said when the family paid the property another visit in May, after being shot, the John Deer tractor was then missing.  

It took posting online to realize others nearby have become victims of theft as well. 

Adding insult to injury, someone attempted to set the family cabin on fire.  

“We also had a chair sitting outside and that was attempted to be set on fire as well as the tractor, they tried to set the tractor on fire when they couldn’t get that going,” said Garner.  

A trail cam, the family said, has caught what appears to be two suspects walking around the property. A property once their getaway, now, tainted by those with ill will.  

“(We are) trying to come to your area where we were and spread the word that is a beautiful and wonderful place, but it is these people that are just taking it away,” said Garner.  

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said two suspects have been identified, one of which was arrested in a separate burglary. 

It’s unclear if those two suspects have been involved in the burglaries at the Garner property. 

If you have any information about the crime, call the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 405-257-5445. 

Andrea Garner and her family live in Dallas, Texas but travel to their property in Seminole County, north of Konawa to get away from the city. 

Garner said since April, thieves have been coming on to her property and stealing.  

“It is supposed to be your little piece of heaven that we had and you’re not safe there,” said Garner. “It is a lot of anger and a lot of fear, to be honest with you.” 

This is no petty crime. Around $30,000 from the property has been taken including a travel trailer and tractor. Thieves even took the time to pull apart a transformer on the property. 

“(They’ve stolen) all hunting supplies, even fire pit chairs, a hammock, rocks around the fire pit,” said Garner. “There was a John Deer tractor that was there, it had been shot by a shotgun, so it wasn’t operable.” 

Garner said when the family paid the property another visit in May, after being shot, the John Deer tractor was then missing.  

It took posting online to realize others nearby have become victims of theft as well. 

Adding insult to injury, someone attempted to set the family cabin on fire.  

“We also had a chair sitting outside and that was attempted to be set on fire as well as the tractor, they tried to set the tractor on fire when they couldn’t get that going,” said Garner.  

A trail cam, the family said, has caught what appears to be two suspects walking around the property. A property once their getaway, now, tainted by those with ill will.  

“(We are) trying to come to your area where we were and spread the word that is a beautiful and wonderful place, but it is these people that are just taking it away,” said Garner.  

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said two suspects have been identified, one of which was arrested in a separate burglary. 

It’s unclear if those two suspects have been involved in the burglaries at the Garner property. 

If you have any information about the crime, call the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 405-257-5445.