|Updated: 8/19 9:28 pm
||Published: 8/19 4:52 pm
A historic church was vandalized, and then burned to the ground, the latest in a long string of property crimes in Okay in Wagoner County.
In the last month vandals targeted two of the town's schools, causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage.
The police chief told FOX23 he thinks all of these cases could be connected.
The chief is investigating each case separately, but thinks it could be a bunch of kids trying to one-up each other.
On June 2, somebody sprayed graffiti on the United Methodist Church. The graffiti defamed several religions and made references to Satan.
Three weeks ago a van was stolen from a local school.
Then a little more than two weeks ago, seven windows were smashed out of the elementary school.
"(The vandals) did graffiti on the boards, tore up a bunch of computers. Just did a lot of damage in the classrooms. Indications of footprints on the window they went in, it indicated two different size shoes," said Chief Fred Winters.
The vandals moved on to the high school where they damaged the teacher's lounge and at the baseball field destroyed the concession stands and press box.
Then a week ago, two stained glass windows were knocked out at the church.
Now the church burned to the ground.
"We want them to realize that this is a small community. Everybody knows everybody. We don't need this in this town," said Winters.
And while Winters hasn't made any arrests yet, he thinks it's only a matter of time.
"I feel confident that something's going to come up and we will make contact with the right person at the right time," he said.
The chief has talked to several kids in town and says he's narrowing down his list of those who could be involved.
He's just looking for the one piece of proof that ties it all together.