Tulsa Police

Local & Regional
9:35 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Two Dead in Tulsa Car Crash

Two people are killed in an overnight car crash in far south Tulsa. The Tulsa Police Department says the wreck took place around 2:30 Saturday morning on South Delaware near where the roadway curves east and becomes 121st Street South.

The department says two men in the car were killed when the vehicle left the roadway and slammed into a utility pole.

Local & Regional
1:09 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Tulsa rookies graduate from police academy

Police graduates await the oath of office
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A graduation ceremony is held for the Tulsa police department’s newest rookies.

The 25 police officers and two fire marshals take the oath of office today after successfully completing academy classes. Chief Chuck Jordan says they will be officers-in-training the next 16 weeks before being able to go it alone on patrol.

Jordan says these graduates will help fill positions lost over the year due to retirements and attrition. Another class of 40 is planned to start in July.

Local & Regional
9:20 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Teen Fatally Shot on Tulsa's East Side

A 17-year-old girl is dead following an overnight shooting in East Tulsa.

Police say the girl was riding in her boyfriend’s car when a group of people opened fire on the car. The girl was struck by one bullet fired from a high powered gun. She was rushed to the hospital but later died. 

The shooting happened in the 12200-block of East 15th Street in Tulsa.

Local & Regional
8:45 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Woman Shot by Tulsa Police

The Las Americas store at Admiral and North Lewis
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A woman is in the hospital after being shot by Tulsa Police overnight. It happened at the Las Americas Super-Marcado in North Tulsa. The store is located next to Interstate -244 at Admiral and North Lewis.

Police had been called to the scene after a complaint about a woman with a gun.  She had apparently been threatening a man at the local. Police blocked her car in the store’s parking lot.

It is unclear what led the officers to shoot. Names have not been released.

Local & Regional
9:07 am
Sun April 15, 2012

Tulsa Police find elderly woman dead inside home

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman has been found dead inside her home in Tulslsa.

Officers were called to the house in east Tulsa about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Homicide detectives responded to the scene, after learning that the woman was wearing a trash bag like a poncho.

But detectives now believe no foul play was involved.

She may have died on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Local & Regional
7:47 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Police: suspects confess

Tulsa Police Headquarters
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police documents say the two suspects arrested in a shooting spree that terrorized the city's black community have both confessed. The documents given to The Associated Press on Monday say 19-year-old Jake England confessed to shooting three people and 32-year-old Alvin Watts confessed to shooting two.

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Local & Regional
11:22 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Man killed in Tulsa Police shooting

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say an officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pulled a knife on officers who were doing a welfare check.

Detective Dave Walker says officers were called to a Tulsa apartment complex Tuesday night on reports that the man was suicidal. Walker says  the man grabbed a knife and started running toward officers.

That's when an officer fired at the man.

Police say the man was taken to a Tulsa hospital where he later died. Police have not yet released his name or the name of the officer involved in the shooting.

Local & Regional
9:33 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Car slams into Brookside bar

No one is hurt as a car spins out of control in south Tulsa. It slammed into the Brookside bar "33/forty" about 2:30 Saturday morning.

The driver of the car and his passenger were arrested for public intoxication. Also, police indicate marijuana was also found inside the car.

The bar is at 33rd and South Peoria. Police say the bar was closed at the time of the crash.

Local & Regional
7:06 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Tulsa toddler's death being called suspicious

Tulsa Police are investigating the cause of death for a toddler. The young boy was found in the back seat of car. Police had pulled over the auto because of erratic driving near 65th and South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa.

The child, believed to be about 18-months-old, was unresponsive when the car was pulled-over by police. The two women in the car told authorities they were rush to the hospital when they were stopped. Emergency crews tried to revive the child with no luck.

Officers are investigating whether foul play was involved in the child’s death.

Local & Regional
9:13 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Sunday fatal crash on Tulsa expressway

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An overnight car crash takes a woman's life in Tulsa. It happened just before three this morning on Highway 169 near the I-244 construction zone.

Tulsa Police say speed was a factor in the crash. The car side-swiped a guard rail along the expressway, went out of control and landed on the 244 ramp.

The female driver was dead at the scene according to police. A male passenger was treated at the scene by EMSA.

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