Power Washer Theft Leads Wagoner County Deputies To Burglary Bust

Friday, September 7th 2018, 5:56 pm
By: News On 6

Deputies arrested two people Friday after a string of burglaries in a Wagoner County neighborhood.

Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott said the two people were staying with friends. He said the thieves were traveling around, picking random homes in the neighborhood and stealing household items, like pots and pans, and even a power washer.

Investigators said there have been at least 10 burglaries in a Broken Arrow neighborhood near Kenosha and the Muskogee Turnpike.

"Well, of course, anyone's going to be concerned that things like this are happening in the neighborhood," one victim said.

The neighbor said she and a couple others have had gas siphoned out of their cars.

Elliott said many of the items stolen have been common household items - plates, pots, pans, wine glasses.

"It's odd what a burglar's gonna steal. They're going to take anything they think is of value," the sheriff said.

"Those seem like ridiculous things to be taking from someone's house. Just seems very petty almost," one victim said.

A stolen power washer is what led deputies to Friday’s bust. A deputy was called and found what looked like drag marks from the equipment.

"She actually went out and followed the drag marks up to this house right here," Elliott said.

Friday, Elliott said another burglary call turned into a search warrant and they found more items believed stolen from the neighborhood.

"Power washers, other things associated with burglaries in the neighborhood," Elliott said.

The sheriff said deputies also found methamphetamine.

Deputies arrested two people and Elliott said they're not currently looking for anyone else.

"Because of these arrests, we're going to bring some relief to people in the neighborhood," he said.

The sheriff said this has been and still is an ongoing investigation.