Tulsa Police

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8:53 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Arrest Made in WalMart Parking Lot Shootings

Shootings at a Tulsa WalMart parking lot.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting outside of a Wal-Mart in Tulsa. Authorities arrested 20-year-old Eric Santeliz today in last night's shooting in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. Police say the shooting was the result of a failed robbery or drug deal. One person was killed, two others wounded. The shootings were at the Wal-Mart in the 200 block of South Memorial Drive around 10:30 last night.

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1:53 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Downtown Tulsa Credit Union Robbed

Tulsa Police released this photo of the robbery suspect inside the credit union.
Credit Tulsa Police

A downtown Tulsa Credit Union is robbed at gunpoint. Police Officer Leland Ashley says a man with a handgun entered Tinker Federal Credit Union near 7th and Main about 10am this morning. Ashley says he pointed the gun at tellers, and demanded money, took an undisclosed amount and fled.  

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall between 160 and 180 pounds.  He was wearing a fedora style hat, glasses, a black shirt and black short pants. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

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10:34 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Man Killed While Taking Out the Trash

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Detectives are investigating the city’s latest homicide. Officer Leland Ashley says the victim was found dead outside his home near 3300 North Garrison early Wednesday morning. He was apparently taking out his trash, when witnesses say an SUV drove up and multiple shots were fired at the man.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Ashley says most of the city’s homicides this year have been solved quickly with arrests made. He urges anyone with information about this latest killing to call Crimestoppers.

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10:32 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Tulsa Cops to Crack Down in School Zones

TPD Squad Car
Credit KWGS News

Monday, the kids are heading back to class after the holidays, and Tulsa police will crack down on speeders and reckless drivers in school zones. Officer Leland Ashley says drivers need to be aware as classes resume after winter break. He says no warnings will be issued, if stopped in a school zone, you will get a ticket..and fines can be hefty, up to 500 dollars.

Ashley says the special enforcement is organized by the Mingo Valley division on Tulsa’s east side, but other divisions will also be focusing on school zone enforcement.

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6:09 am
Sun November 25, 2012

Tulsa Police: 146 Violent Gang Members Off Streets

Police Chief Chuck Jordan from earlier this year
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Tulsa say more than 140 violent gang members were taken off the streets during a recent operation.

Officials say they also recovered 29 guns, $20,000 in cash and more than $22,000 in cocaine and other drugs during the operation, which ran from August to October.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan tells the Tulsa World that the department's efforts with the U.S. Marshals Service produced remarkable results in the area of gang violence.

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9:55 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Push-ups at Stop Lead to Tulsa Police Lawsuit

The sign in front of the Mingo Valley Division
KWGS File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa police officers are facing a federal civil rights by a man who claims he was forced to do push-ups along a roadside after an officer searched his vehicle.

Court papers show 24-year-old Brian Lumpkin filed suit on Friday against Tulsa police Officers James Bohanon and Kevin Warne.

The suit alleges the officers were conducting drug surveillance on a house when Lumpkin was stopped. The lawsuit alleges Bohanon conducted an illegal search of his vehicle and found no drugs.

5:22 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Suspect in Motel Stand-Off Dead, Police Say Self Inflicted Wound

Tulsa Police surround the Days Inn Hotel at I-244 and Sheridan

The Days Inn Hotel at I-244 and North Sheridan was the scene this morning of a Police stand-off with a Tulsa homicide suspect.

Police cornered Eliboreo Carrillo  in one of the rooms. Other guests at the hotel were evacuated. 

Carrillo was wanted for the murder of his ex-wife’s boyfriend last night in Tulsa. The area around the hotel was sealed off from about 1:30 this morning till around 10AM.

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8:56 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Son Arrested in Mom's Tulsa Murder

20-year old William Stick is accused of his mother's death.
Tulsa County Booking photo

A Tulsa man is arrested after his mother is found stabbed to death on her porch near the Fairgrounds.  Police say 43-year-old Veronica Stick was found at her home in the 3900 block of East 24th Street on Friday afternoon. The discovery was made about 3:15PM.

Officials located her son, several miles away, and took him to police headquarters for questioning. While no motive is known, 20-year-old William Stick was arrested on a complaint of First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Tulsa Jail.

Local & Regional
7:59 am
Thu September 20, 2012

2 Die in Early Morning Motorcycle Crash in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a motorcycle crash in east Tulsa early Thursday morning.

Tulsa police say the crash happened at about 2 a.m. in the Regency Park subdivision. Authorities say the motorcycle was likely traveling too fast when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road and crashed into two parked cars in a driveway.

Police say the man driving the motorcycle was killed instantly. His female passenger died later Thursday.

Authorities say neither person was wearing a helmet.

Local & Regional
7:48 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Truck Hits Gate at Tulsa Police Parking Lot

KWGS News File photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a man driving a pickup truck crashed into a gate guarding a Tulsa police parking lot.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports a man and a woman were inside the truck that came to a stop in the parking lot surrounded by police cars on Sunday.

Tulsa Police Sgt. Tim Lewandowski says the people inside the truck claimed they were being chased by someone with a gun.

The woman was questioned and released. The driver was taken into custody.

Lewandowski said he thought the gate would cost about $3,000 to repair.