ARDMORE, Okla. -- Hundreds of stolen items were found in Ardmore. Authorities arrested a Marshall County man they believe is involved.
Over the last two months Ardmore Police believe Colen Arnold has been stealing such items as power tools and hand tools and stashing them away in an Ardmore storage facility.
Police tell us this isn’t the first time Arnold has been in trouble with the law.
Just some of the items that Ardmore Police say colen arnold, 38, had in the back of his truck when he was arrested at a motel in Marietta was enough to cover an office floor.
"They were found on Friday. We took a Colen Arnold, who is a Marshall County resident, into custody. He was in possession of a large amount of these tools that we feel are stolen," said Lt. Eric Hamblin of the Ardmore Police Department.
Police say Arnold has a history of run-ins with the law. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections lists a criminal history dating back to 1995.
Police are saying most of the items were stolen in the southwest side of Ardmore within the last two months.
The items were stored away, but detectives believe Arnold didn't stop there.
"That’s the information we’re getting from the investigation. He was selling most of the items. We still have several items we believe him to be involved with the theft of that we're looking to recover," Hamblin added.
These items were never reported stolen. Now authorities are asking for help in locating the rightful owners.
"We’re asking for the public’s help. If you have any property you see today that might be yours or question about what’s been taken the last 30 to 60 days, give us a call." Hamblin added.
Ardmore Police are working with Marshall County authorities because they believe Arnold might have stashed away items in storage facilities there.
Investigators are also looking for a white man known only as ‘Lucky’. They believe ‘Lucky’ is somehow linked to this case.