The Odessa Police Department has charged two suspects in connection with the burglary of more than $50,000 worth of property, including a taxidermy moose.
Police charged 44-year-old Mark Dwayne Moya and 38-year-old Ashely Rae Williams with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony, in connection with the burglary, and an OPD news release stated more arrests are anticipated.
OPD was first called about the burglary Saturday in the 2600 block of Palo Verde Drive, the release detailed. More than $50,000 worth of property was reported stolen, including several taxidermy items and assorted tools.
After executing a search warrant Tuesday in the 6500 block of Opal Drive, officers were able to recover some of the stolen property: a 15-foot taxidermy alligator, one of two missing taxidermy mountain lions, a taxidermy amberjack fish, 10 of 20 missing taxidermy deer mule heads, and several dozen tools, the release stated.
Still missing from the reported burglary is:
- 10 taxidermy mule deer heads
- 20 taxidermy whitetail deer heads
- One full body taxidermy mountain lion
- Two taxidermy elks
- A taxidermy moose
- Two taxidermy aoudad sheep
- A black 2008 Big Tex flatbed trailer bearing Texas license plate 414578J
- A white refrigerator
- Six Jeep rims and tires
- Approximately $20,000 worth of assorted tools
OPD is asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call Detective R. Celaya at 432-335-4937 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-11961.