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Update: Pursuit Stolen Vehicle Suspects in Custody

Tecumseh Police Department along with the Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Office  are in pursuit of a stolen vehicle from Ardmore. The vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed now southbound from Highway 59 on Highway 177 on rims.  Please use extreme caution and avoid the roadway at this time.

Update: 7/24/17 2:00 p.m. Hwy 177 and Cooke Drive inside Pontotoc County.  5 are in custody and one on foot in the woods.  One on foot described as White male, Red Hair, Black pants.

Update: 7/24/17 2:05 p.m. all suspects are now in custody.

 

 

Pursuit Stolen Vehicle Shots Fired


Tecumseh Police Department along with the Pottawattamie County Sheriffs Office  are in pursuit of a stolen vehicle from Ardmore. The vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed now southbound from Highway 59 on Highway 177 on rims.  Please use extreme caution and avoid the roadway at this time.

Update: 7/24/17 2:00 p.m. Hwy 177 and Cooke Drive inside Pontotoc County.  5 are in custody and one on foot in the woods.  One on foot described as White male, Red Hair, Black pants.

Update: 7/24/17 2:05 p.m. all suspects are now in custody.

 

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Suspicious vehicle report sparks pursuit, nets 3 arrests in Bethel

McCune

Pacheco

Scalf

 

An area resident’s call to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday about a suspicious vehicle near Bethel turned into a brief pursuit and ended with three arrests.

Undersheriff Travis Palmer credits those arrests to the alert resident and urges others to contact authorities about suspicious activity.
The concerned citizen from Bethel alerted deputies about the suspicious vehicle in the area of Betty Drive and Waco Road.
Deputy Veronica Stidham responded and spotted that vehicle, Palmer said, and noticed several items in the back of that vehicle.
When the driver reportedly ran a stop sign, the deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop, which turned into a two-mile pursuit instead, Palmer said, ending with the driver fleeing on foot.

The deputy held two passengers at gunpoint until back-up deputies arrived, Palmer said, then deputies set up a manhunt perimeter in search of the driver.

A gun that was reportedly thrown from the vehicle during the chase was found, Palmer said.
The manhunt ended with the suspected driver in custody behind a relative’s home about a mile from the where the pursuit had ended, he said.
Palmer said a smoker grill in the back of the vehicle had been stolen. Deputies also identified a stolen vehicle from Oklahoma City, which had switched plates, as part of this case.

Arrested on a complaint of possession of stolen property was the driver, Travis Pacheco, 34, Palmer said. He was being held in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center Wednesday night, awaiting an initial court appearance today.

Jail records show Pacheco was being held on a failure to appear warrant for a 2016 case of possession of a firearm after former felony conviction.
His passengers — Brandon J. Scalf, 36, and Tyler Wayne Perry McCune, 22, and also were arrested and were jailed Wednesday night, Palmer said. Jail records show Scalf was being held on a warrant while McCune was being held on a complaint of receiving/possession of stolen property.
Formal charges have not been filed in Wednesday’s incident, but case reports will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office for consideration.
Palmer said deputies wish to thank the anonymous person and said the Sheriff encourages other residents to alert them of any suspicious activity.

Update Person of interest: Vehicle Fire Christopher Berry Identified 


A white male was seen in the 17000 Block of Walker Road just before 4 p.m. today after deputies responded to a vehicle on fire. The vehicle had a flat tire which caused grass to catch fire with the rim striking the road. The column was punched on the vehicle and at this time we are attempting to find out if it is stolen or not.
A home owner called our office reporting male subject on the property when he knocked on the door asking for a glass of water.  

Deputies observed a white male near the tree line without a shirt or shoes wearing black sports shorts just before he took off back into the trees.

Deputies are on scene and we are asking that you call 911 or (405) 273-1727 if you see any suspicious activity.

Updated information 7/13/2017 at 7:35 p.m. Christopher Berry now in custody for multiple warrants out of Pottawatomie County District Court.


Update: Escapees in Dale

Sheriff Mike Booth is on scene releasing information that Goodnight and Irvin were identified by fishermen as the two escapees in the area. 

 

Undersheriff Travis Palmer stated the escapees are pinned down in the area north of Hwy 270 between the Dale railroad track and Bethel Road.

Please remain away from this area as law enforcement will have a heavy presence in the surrounding area.

Please remain aware and report anything suspicious by calling 911.  Do not attempt to approach the escapees.

 

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