The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office announced it will have a news conference Wednesday morning related to an apparent crime scene in the heart of residential Luther. Authorities were on the scene most of Tuesday at 203 S. Birch, hauling out bags and bags of what might be stolen goods.
OCSO Spokesperson Aaron Brilbeck confirmed to The Luther Register information will be shared Wednesday but he could not reveal much more on Tuesday evening.
On Monday, OCSO shared a social media post about the discovery of hundreds of empty packages from Amazon.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after almost 600 Amazon packages were found dumped in the area of 206th and Harrah Rd. New Years Eve. Someone had removed the items they wanted and discarded the rest (Apparently the thief isn’t much of a reader…the books that were being delivered were left behind). All of the packages were supposed to arrive at their destinations by Christmas. The tracking information shows the packages left the Amazon facility to go to the USPS for delivery, but never arrived. If you’re missing a package, please don’t call us. We are working with the USPS and have reached out to Amazon, so someone should contact you soon.OCSO FB post.
It has not been confirmed whether any arrests have been made. There is a strong correlation, if not an official confirmation, that Tuesday’s crime scene is related to the discovery of the discarded Amazon packages.
The scene on the corner of Second and S. Birch caught the attention of Luther residents all day as observers noted that numerous bags were pulled from the property that was still decorated for Christmas. Moving trucks were used to haul it away. The property is near Luther Middle School, the Luther First United Methodist Church and mere blocks away from Main Street.
Public records show the property sold in April of 2021 to a Rowland Property Group.
At the news conference, perhaps we will find out will happen to the stolen property, how an apparent elaborate crime operation “hid in plain sight” in a quiet residential neighborhood in town limits, and what comes next in the investigation.
Pictures below are from the OSCO FB page and Oklahoma County Assessor.