Wagoner County Deputies arrest 2 for overnight Porter vehicle burglaries
On 05-14-2020 the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office received numerous reports of vehicles being burglarized in the City of Porter. Deputies were in the area completing the reports when Wagoner County E-911 Dispatch received a call of 2 suspicious male subjects walking down the train tracks westbound towards Coweta. It was reported that both males were carrying backpacks and wearing headphones. Additionally, it was reported that numerous firearms had been taken from the burglarized vehicles.
When deputies arrived in the area of State Highway 51-B and South 381st, they observed the male subjects throw all the property into the woods in an attempt to hide it. They were both detained as deputies searched the area for the discarded items. A short time later Lt. Crockett located the property that the males were carrying with them. It was discovered that the 2 men were the suspects in the vehicle burglaries that had occurred throughout the night in the City of Porter. Deputies located firearms and property that had been stolen from numerous vehicles.
Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott stated "Great investigative work by Lt. Elizabeth Crockett and Deputy Chris Talley. This is a great example of the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office partnering with the citizens of this county to keep Wagoner county safe. While these crimes may be considered "minor and routine property crimes" to some law enforcement agencies, the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office goes to great measures to investigate and arrest property crime offenders. This particular case we not only apprehended the suspects, we were able to recover stolen property and return it to the victims."
The males were identified as Raheem Mabery of Tahlequah, OK and Harley L. H. Starkey, of Coweta, OK. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Wagoner County Detention Center without further incident. They will face numerous counts of burglarizing the vehicles and possession of the stolen property. Wagoner County Deputies still have recovered property that has not been reported as stolen. If you are missing property from your vehicle, please contact 918-485-3124 and speak with investigators.