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TPD: Arrest Made In Connection To Amazon Van Theft

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 09:13:59-05

TULSA — Tulsa police say an arrest has been made in connection to an Amazon van theft.

Police say just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, an officer noticed a green Chevrolet Tahoe that the officer knew was associated with an Amazon van theft.

Before the officer stopped the truck, the driver drove into a parking lot of a storage facility in the area of E 51st Street and South Mingo Road.

Jason Kravis, the driver, and a woman passenger were detained, police say.

Upon investigation, it was revealed that Kravis had a storage unit in the storage facility. Officers found merchandise believed to have been in the Amazon van when it was stolen, inside the storage unit.

Further investigating led police to an abandoned property where fresh tire tracks led them to a shed. Police say they found 58 shipping containers with Amazon labels in the shed.

Police believe suspects stole the Amazon van and drove it to the abandoned property. At the property, police believe the contents of the van were unloaded and the packaging was stripped off the merchandise. Police say books, shipping containers and other intellectual type of materials were left in the shed. Police believe the suspects then left the empty van a few blocks away, where it was discovered.

Although a small amount of the van's merchandise was recovered from the shed and storage unit, police believe the high value items were sold or distributed to co-conspirators.

Police say it is impossible to link the merchandise to any purchaser due to the fact that the shipping labels had been removed.

Police advise purchaser who believe their items were stolen to contact Amazon.

Police believe there is at least one more suspect involved in the theft of the Amazon van. Jason Kravis was arrested for possession of stolen property and auto theft.

Police say the woman passenger was not linked to the crime but was arrested for public intoxication.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation.

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