Deputies closing in on major theft ring

CRESCENT, Okla. – Sheriff’s offices in several counties are working to break up a major theft ring.

Saturday, Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office obtained a second search warrant in Logan County to find stolen property at a home in Crescent.

After two months of tracking a major theft ring and millions of dollars worth of stolen property, investigators are closing in on the people they said they believe are responsible.

Crawling around what seems like a normal farm house, sheriff’s deputies from Logan and Kingfisher counties searched barns and sheds.

They’re looking for thousands of stolen items like high-dollar tools and trucks.

Kingfisher County Undersheriff Bryon Blankenship said he wants to talk to five people he believes could be connected to the theft ring: Lyndsi St. Cyr, Brian Austin, Bobby and Josh Coulter and Heather Gritz.

Investigators first took notice of the burglaries in Feb. when someone lit Orco Service’s oilfield building on fire after stealing semi trucks and an ATV.

The ATV was found this week in a storage unit in Crescent.

“The door comes open and you hope what you’re looking for is in there and in our case it was,” Undersheriff Blankenship said.

That storage unit took them to the farm house property they are searching 10 miles away.

While the five suspects are no where to be found, Gitz has spoken to the Undersheriff through Facebook.

“One of the young ladies was nice enough to post on our Facebook page today that she is innocent; however, she will not come talk to us to explain her innocence,” Undersheriff Blankenship said.

She even posted her phone number on the page but didn’t answer when deputies called.

“I expressed to her that we would love to hear her side of the story,” Undersheriff Blankenship said.

News Channel 4 spoke to several victims who said they knew the people suspected of stealing from them.

They wouldn’t go on camera for fear of retaliation but said they want their property back.