Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Local News

January 21, 2013

Local airport on radar in theft — A recent break-in and costly theft at Pauls Valley ıs airport now has a whole group of local and even federal authorities on the case.

Local officials said this week the theft here back in late December could have been part of a bigger ring as it ıs possible a number of small airports have been targeted.

PV ıs assistant police chief, Derrick Jolley, said the similarities of at least two of the thefts means they could have been committed by the same person or persons.

This is an active investigation, Jolley said. “We’re working with other municipalities, the McClain County Sheriff ıs office and federal authorities.”

“Our guys are very active with this one every day making phone calls, chasing leads.”

The good news is some of the aircraft equipment stolen back on Dec. 29 at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport has been recovered out-of-state.

When the incident was reported officers learned two hangars were targeted but only one single engine propeller driven aircraft victimized.

”A lock was cut off one of the hangars and an aircraft inside had been burglarized,” Jolley said.

“It created a lot of damage to the aircraft when they were in the process of stealing the equipment.”

Taken from that one airplane was navigation and communications equipment valued at thousands of dollars.

Another hangar at the PV airport also had a lock cut off but nothing appeared missing from inside.

Police were told whoever was responsible for the break-in and theft had a working knowledge of aircraft equipment and could potentially have flown into the local airport before committing the crime and flying back out.

It was also learned a theft occurred in the small airport at Goldsby, located just south of Norman. Radios were reportedly stolen from an aircraft there.

”A similar incident took place in Goldsby and possibly in Ardmore,” Jolley said. “They were almost identical crimes.”

A police report show similar incidents have possibly occurred at other small airports in parts of the state.

The thefts at the Pauls Valley and Goldsby airports and possibly others in the region are being investigated by municipal and county authorities who are working with a federal team, he said.

Text Only
Local News
  • Bob's Pig Shop Fire Bob's Pig Shop Fire


    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • A school election that is no more

    First there was an election date, now there’s not as Wynnewood school officials are starting over searching for a new plan to address building needs.

    July 28, 2014

  • Dancing VBS Good times for VBS volunteers

    Summer can provide a plethora of enriching opportunities for kids with plenty of time to spend. One of the most popular avenues has always been the good old-fashioned vacation Bible school.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pup up for adoption 7-25-14 Pauls Valley Pup up for Adoption


    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • One hurt in head-on wreck

    Authorities are not sure what caused a vehicle to veer to the left resulting in a head-on collision near Hennepin early Wednesday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Winners plentiful at peach festival

    With no shortage of visitors making the Stratford Peach Festival a summer destination, it was a win-win situation for all parties this past weekend.

    July 24, 2014

  • Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck


    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Search on for new 911 boss

    The search for a replacement is now on after it was announced the coordinator of Garvin County’s 911 center is stepping down.

    July 24, 2014

  • Stratford Peach Festival 2014 PeachFest draws big crowd

    Unseasonably comfortable weather, a day full of family fun and one of the best fruit crops in recent years. Mix that together and you have one of the best-attended Stratford Peach Festival’s on record.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘Evening in the Valley’ set

    It might still be summer but some in Pauls Valley already have an eye on a new school year right around the corner.

    July 23, 2014

Business Marquee

  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.





    e-mail request to

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground