Edmond Home Burglarized, Veteran Loses Care Package With Irreplaceable Items Meant For Son Serving Overseas

Monday, March 1st 2021, 10:58 pm
By: Barry Mangold

EDMOND, Okla. -

Oklahoma County deputies are investigating a break-in at an Edmond home on North Air Depot Boulevard.

Richard Grimes, a veteran who is physically disabled, said he was home at the time of the incident early Saturday morning.

Around 1 a.m., “I hear what I figure was thunder, a storm or something. (It) probably was the sound of somebody busting the doors open of the garage or one of the cars,” Grimes said.  

Multiple cars were damaged, inside and out. A care package Grimes was preparing for his son was also taken out of his car. Thousands of dollars’ worth of tools were lost as well, he said, along with his crutches.

“They stole everything they could,” Grimes said. “But it’s just stuff.”

The loss of the care package, which was filled with snacks, keepsakes and photographs of Grimes’ late mother, was harder to come to terms with.

“Immediate response was to cry about it,” he said. “It’s one of the few connections, you know.”

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. The incident report was not available on Monday. 

Anyone can report information anonymously using Crime Stoppers by calling 405-235-7300.