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Oklahoma City man arrested with stolen property, including Mickey Mouse memorabilia

Johnny Idell, 29, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Wednesday on three complaints of concealing stolen property and on an outstanding warrant for a false declaration of ownership to a pawnshop.
by Adam Kemp Published: February 9, 2013
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A man was caught hiding in his attic with stolen property, including $5,000 in Mickey Mouse memorabilia, police reported Friday.

Johnny Idell, 29, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Wednesday on three complaints of concealing stolen property and on an outstanding warrant for a false declaration of ownership to a pawnshop.

Police went to Idell's house in the 4200 block of SW 32 about 7:30 a.m. after multiple neighbors said he was behind a recent string of burglaries and larcenies in the area, according to the police report.

Idell's girlfriend answered the door and told police he was not home, but that they were welcome to search the house.

Officers said they could hear a rustling and banging in the attic, and when they went to investigate the noise they found Idell hiding in a compartment covered in insulation.

Directly behind him was a bag of golf clubs and a black nylon bag filled with Mickey Mouse memorabilia, according to the report.

Police said the garage was packed wall to wall and nearly floor to ceiling with tools, junk, parts and other items they think were stolen.

One neighbor, who's home was burglarized earlier in the week, came over to tell police which items were hers, according to the report.

The neighbor pointed out golf clubs, tools and a large amount of food including spices, condiments, a box of pizza bake and a lemon cake mix.

Idell was taken to the Oklahoma County jail.

No bail was set as of Friday afternoon.

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by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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