Skeletal Remains Found at River in Wanette


Skeletal Remains Found at River in Wanette

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating after fisherman found a human jawbone along the South Canadian River south of Wanette.
Undersheriff Travis Palmer said the civilian found the remains near the Byars bridge and initially went to the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office.
Further inquiry revealed that the bone was found on the north side of the river, which put it in the jurisdiction of Pottawatomie County, Palmer said.
The remains, which include the jawbone with about eight teeth, has been confirmed to be human, he said, but there’s no certainty that any foul play is involved in the discovery.

The medical examiner should be able to get DNA from the teeth, Palmer said, and possibly compare that to databases involving missing persons.
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BACK TO SCHOOL!

 

August in upon us and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to stay alert and use caution as county schools open their doors for the school year. School zone speed limits will be in effect and school buses will be on the roadways. Remember to use caution when in and around school zones and be attentive as school buses will be stopping often at loading zones for students traveling to and from school. We at the Sheriff’s Office wish students a great school year, and hope to work together with the citizens of Pottawatomie County to ensure the safety of students and motorists.

For information on back to school tips for drivers, visit the National Safety Council Website or contact the Sheriff’s Office with any questions or concerns.

http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/back-to-school-safety-tips-for-drivers.aspx

 

Pott. Co. Deputy Carries Out Fallen Tecumseh Police Officer’s Plans


Pott. Co. Deputy Carries Out Fallen Tecumseh Police Officer’s PlansPosted: Jul 31, 2017 9:29PM CDT

Christy Lewis, News 9

Shortly before 22-year-old Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney died in the line of duty, he had gotten a puppy named Onyx and they had big plans.
“He was on night shift and I was on night shift,” said Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy Jared Strand.
Strand said Terney told him he wanted to be a K9 handler with Onyx.
“He talked about it a couple of times whenever we were just hanging out around dispatch or on a call,” Strand said.
So when Onyx lost his owner and needed a new place to go, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said he felt a great obligation to provide that.
“His real home is at Tecumseh, but we just have custody of him and taking care of him. But he’s for all law enforcement here in Pottawatomie County,” the sheriff said.
Strand is now Onyx’s handler. The dog is 8 months old.
“It’s a huge honor and that’s why I’m working so hard to make sure that everything works out,” he explained.
Strand runs drills with the dog and takes him to monthly training sessions in Shawnee, hoping to help Onyx achieve his life’s mission.
“I want Onyx to be the best K9 in the state, if not the nation,” he told News 9. “Because that’s what Justin was. He was a great officer and for him to carry that legacy on would be just great.”
Onyx is currently in testing to see which path he’ll take as a working dog. He could go out on patrol in as early as four to five months.
Booth thanked the Bricktown Brewery, 4-Way Automatic Transmission, Lexington police, Stratford police and Shawnee police for their help in making the K9 program possible.

http://www.news9.com/story/36017229/pott-co-deputy-carries-out-fallen-tecumseh-police-officers-plans

Public Assistance Needed Concerning Monday’s Pursuit

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating witnesses or motorist who were affected by the pursuit on Monday July 24th, 2017 at approximately 1:30 PM. During the event deputies witnessed the suspect driving erratic in excess of 100 mph and in the oncoming lane of traffic running citizens vehicles off of the roadway. The pursuit began in Tecumseh and traveled southbound along numerous roads ending just south of Asher.  When the suspects drove through Asher they ran the stop sign at HWY 39, traveling southbound in the north bound lane on Hwy 177, at a high rate of speed not slowing down and nearly hit a passenger car.  If you know of someone or you were one of those motorist / witness to the pursuit, especially the driver in the intersection who was almost hit in Asher,  please contact Captain Chad Pope at 405-275-2526.

 

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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.

 

Please see lastest article: http://pottcoso.com/update-pursuit-stolen-vehicle-suspect-in-custody

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.