Tulsa Police

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.

Local & Regional
6:54 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Three Shot in South Tulsa Overnight

Tulsa Police are investigating an early morning shooting spree in south Tulsa. The incident took place overnight near 63rd and South Owasso Place.

Two men and a man were found in the street. One of the women is in extremely critical condition.  The other two are in serious condition this morning.

Police are trying to figure out why they were shot and by whom.

Local & Regional
12:37 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Tulsa Man Looking for Crawdads Finds Much More

KWGS News File photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man looking for crawfish found a body along a riverbank in eastern Oklahoma.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the man found the body on the east bank of the Arkansas River shortly after midnight.

Authorities in Tulsa say the body of an unidentified man was in an advanced state of decomposition, and police believe the death was from natural causes.

Police say an investigation is under way.

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Local & Regional
7:08 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Tulsa Minister Shot Overnight in Home Invasion

A Tulsa pastor is shot in his north side home early this morning. It happened near Apache and North Denver.

Tulsa Police say someone kicked in the front door of the Rev. Kenneth Brooks' home shortly before 2 a.m, this morning. He was shot point-blank in the chest.  Police Cpl. Mike Shelton says Brooks was taken to a hospital and is likely to survive his injuries.

Brooks is the pastor of City of Refuge International Ministries.

Local & Regional
11:05 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Tulsa Arrest Made in High Profile Murder Case

With Mayor Bartlett and family members looking on, Police Chief Chuck Jordan makes the announcement of the arrest,
KWGS News

An arrest is made in the shooting death of a Tulsa teenager. 24-year-old Edwin Daniels has been arrested for the murder of 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante. She was on her way home from a date with her boy friend, when someone fired a shot at the car.

The bullet traveled through the car and struck her in the back. She was rushed to the hospital, but died later from her injuries. She had just graduated from Memorial High School one day earlier.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Pre-Schooler Shot in Tulsa

The shooting was investigated by officers in the Gilcrease Division.
KWGS News File photo

A three-year-old girl is in fair condition at a Tulsa hospital. She was rushed to the facility last night after she shot herself.

Police say the girl found a loaded gun in her parents' bedroom. While playing with the weapon, it discharged and she was struck in the pelvis.

It happened last night in a neighborhood near the Tulsa International Airport, west of Memorial. The parents are not expected to face charges.

Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Three in Custody as Bomb Squad Finds Explosives

Tulsa Police Department calls the bomb squad to a home on Monday. The initial investigation was for a stolen trailer. TPD obtained a search warrant and found explosives at the home.

TPD Corporal, Greg Smith, says the bomb squad has retained multiple devices and detonated them.

Three people are arrested for allegedly possessing stolen property, drugs, and drug paraphernalia. One of them is the alleged owner of the explosives.

Local & Regional
6:47 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Man Suspected of Shooting at Officers Shot and Killed

Tulsa Police Officers investigate the scene near 21st and Garnett.
KWGS News

A suspect is dead after being shot in a neighborhood near 21st and Garnett. Police say the wound was self-inflected,

It started this morning after a donut shop near Admiral and Garnett was robbed. A Tulsa Police woman spotted the suspect about 5:30 this morning near 14th and Garnett. When she tried to talk with him, a gun was pulled and he fired shots at her. She was not hit.

The suspect then ran into a neighborhood. Another officer spotted the man and he too was fired upon. He was not hit, either.

Local & Regional
6:04 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Robbery Gang Busted and Indicted

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

    U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that a federal Grand Jury returned a Superseding Indictment against eight gang members charging them with conspiracy, multiple robberies and use of firearms during and in commission of the robberies charged.  The Grand Jury’s Superseding Indictment names Vernon James Hill, age 26, Christopher Darnell Lewis, age 23, Deandre Antonio Hopkins, age 22, Marquis Deron Devers, age 23, Dontayne Dejay Tiger,age 22, James Miller, age 23,  Kenneth Lee Hopkins, age 23, and Dejuan Legmar Hill, age 23, all of Tulsa.
 

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