Tulsa Police

Three in Custody as Bomb Squad Finds Explosives

Jul 24, 2012

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.


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.

Robbery Gang Busted and Indicted

Jul 12, 2012
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.

Tulsa County Jail

An ex-convict may be headed back to prison. 38-year-old Donald Broomhall has been arrested on drug related and auto theft charges in Tulsa.

He was arrested last night after crashing a car into a house near 5th and Pittsburg. Broomhall led officers on a chase through mid-town.  Officers used a stun gun to subdue him after the car crashed into the house.

The car he was driving was reported stolen earlier in the day.

He did time in 2001 for a felony drug conviction.

In the booking report, he admitted to officers he was addicted to meth.


Tulsa Police are searching for some fake cops who robbed a man at the Bristol Park Apartments on East 45th Street South. 

Authorities say a man noticed he was being followed to his home at the apartments around midnight Sunday. Two men in a van got out and approached him.

The victim said the two men appeared to be law officers. They carried guns and radios and had badges attached to their belts.

Police say"Clearly they were impersonating officers.”

The fake cops are apparently targeting Hispanics, a group that detectives say often carry a lot of cash.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of homicides in Tulsa in the first half of 2012 puts the city on pace to challenge last year's seven-year low. The Tulsa World reports the city saw 26 killings this year through June 30, compared to 25 during the same period last year. There were 53 homicides in all of 2011, marking the lowest number since 2004. The newspaper says that if the pace holds, the city could finish this year with three annual declines since it had a record 71 killings in 2009.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police are looking for a group of people who shot off fireworks directly at officers and a television news crew.

Tulsa television station KOTV says it's the second time this week that police have been hit with fireworks. The latest incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in north Tulsa.

Police say the group fired mortars and Roman candles at officers and a news crew. Authorities say one officer was hit in the back and a reporter was struck in the back of the head.

No one was seriously injured.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for a man charged with shooting two people outside of the Tulsa County courthouse.

Attorneys for Andrew Dennehy requested that the evaluation be conducted July 12, and a judge in Tulsa granted that request last week. Dennehy is charged with shooting with intent to kill and reckless conduct with a firearm in connection with the March 7 shootings. He has pleaded not guilty.

Suspect Arrested In Home Invasion

Jun 25, 2012
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A would-be burglar is in Tulsa Police custody after allegedly breaking into a home near 7th and South Maplewood. The homeowner spotted the burglar in the house, about 7:15 this morning and fired a shot at him. The homeowner ran out of the house while the suspect ran into the bathroom and locked the door.

Police closed  several streets around the house.  The Special Operations Team was called out to aid the officers. Police negotiators  talked the man into surrendering. He was taken into custody about 8:30 this morning. 

Home Invasion in North Tulsa

Jun 18, 2012
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The police helicopter buzzes the area just north of the TU campus this morning. It was aiding in the search for suspects in a home invasion.

The suspects were armed and threatened to kill the residents, including some children,  if they did not cooperate.

No one was hurt, but the robbers did take a television set and a Ford pick-up.