After searching through rooms full of stolen property discovered in a stash house near Prague, an Ada woman is thankful for the sentimental stolen items she has recovered, from a pillow she sewed at age 10 to a crocheted angel made by her late mother, but she is still baffled at the amount of stolen goods involved in this massive case.

After searching through rooms full of stolen property discovered in a stash house near Prague, an Ada woman is thankful for the sentimental stolen items she has recovered, from a pillow she sewed at age 10 to a crocheted angel made by her late mother, but she is still baffled at the amount of stolen goods involved in this massive case.

An investigation is ongoing as a search warrant enters day four in Lincoln County today.

Deputies first raided the house near Prague early Sunday morning, where authorities discovered about $250,000 in stolen property — everything from trailers to TVs, guitars, several Purple Hearts and other military items, lots of household items and appliances — and even a coffin.

Deputies believe the theft ring and stash house had been operational for about six months.

The search for a suspicious vehicle in that area led to discovery of three stolen trailers in the woods and that prompted a search warrant that was served early Sunday at 100793 S. 3520 Road, a few miles north of U.S. 62. Deputies have been on the scene since Sunday and expected to be actively working this search warrant for several days, Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said.

Even after several truckloads of recovered stolen property were removed on Monday, the tedious process continued inside the home and outside, where deputies found every room crammed with stolen property, much of it inside totes that were stacked to the ceiling.

Once the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office found some items they could identify as belonging to a February burglary reported by Stephanie Frazier, she was at the scene in an attempt to identify her property.

Some of her property has been found in this stash house, including a pillow she sewed for her aunt when she was just 10 years old.

With a large house literally full of stolen property, she and several others have been able to identify their belongings as sheriff's deputies catalog the items.

Frazier, who said everything — even the appliances — was taken during her burglary Feb. 7 — said she was amazed to find her dishwasher in the house. But she was even more surprised that her own clean dishes were still inside just like the day she washed them.

And while there is no way to find or recover everything taken, she said she is thankful for what's she been able to recover, including a few precious family mementoes.

While law enforcement officers and property owners hoping to recover some of their missing goods have been on this scene, the Red Cross also has been stationed at the home with plenty of food and drinks.

The magnitude of this case has been a surprise for Sheriff Dougherty, who is a career law enforcement officer.

“In my 38 years, I've never seen anything like this,” he said.

“Each tote has got information from a family … we're trying to find all the victims,” Dougherty said Monday as he walked through the maze of stolen goods. “We've recovered everything from flat-bed trailers to a John Deere Gator to homemade dolls that some Grandma made.”

Numerous stolen appliances, trailers, as well as a tractor and brush hog stolen from a Shawnee home, he said, along with just about any type of household item imaginable has been located. Several firearms were found and those owners have been identified, Dougherty said.

Deputies also found several stolen Purple Hearts, a uniform and other military items and hope to find the veterans who rightfully own them so they can be returned.

Burglaries from at least four counties are involved in this case, he said, including Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Seminole and McClain counties, as well as thefts in Shawnee and Purcell.

The sheriff said many of the home burglaries that they've already solved were residences within two miles of this home, as well as several homes that were burglarized on Moccasin Trail Road.

Pottawatomie County deputies have confirmed they have been able to solve several Pottawatomie County residential burglaries from this raid.

Dougherty, who said this home was reportedly empty eight months ago, believes the stolen property has been stashed here for the past six months. No one was home at the time of the raid, but Dougherty said their suspect has allegedly been living in that home; that suspect is being sought.

As deputies have worked this scene, some of the property that was marked with names or that owners had record of has been the easiest to match up.

Anyone with information on this case or anyone hoping to recover stolen property should call the sheriff's office, 405-258-1191.