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Deputies locate shooting victim

The search for a missing Oklahoma City man who reported being kidnapped and shot commenced in southern Pottawatomie County Tuesday morning, with sheriff’s deputies using pings from his cell phone to locate him in a field in the Trousdale Road area. Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies assisted in locating the man, but Oklahoma City police are investigating this case, which began in their juRead More…

Barricaded man tased during standoff

A man who barricaded himself in a garage with a knife overnight was arrested after police deployed Taser rounds to immobilize him as he appeared to be trying to stab himself, authorities said. It began when Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies located a stolen vehicle in the area of Wallace and Chapman Streets in Shawnee late Wednesday night, said Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz.  DeputiRead More…

Barricaded man tased during standoff

A man who barricaded himself in a garage with a knife overnight was arrested after police deployed Taser rounds to immobilize him as he appeared to be trying to stab himself, authorities said. It began when Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies located a stolen vehicle in the area of Wallace and Chapman Streets in Shawnee late Wednesday night, said Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz. DeputieRead More…

Shawnee police, sheriff’s office partner for grant monies

The Shawnee Police Department and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are again partnering up for another Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).  This is a new 2010 solicitation where money is given to agencies for assistance in fighting crime.    This solicitation is for $27,563 and will be used for purchasing items such as mini cameras, ballistic shields, entry tools,Read More…

Stolen car recovered in Tecumseh, one arrested

A stolen car found in the early morning hours Wednesday by Absentee Shawnee Tribal police near Hardesty Road and Gordon Cooper Drive in Tecumseh led to the arrest of a woman who had outstanding warrants from Shawnee. Kristin Thurman, 28, was arrested by tribal police on complaints of warrants for shoplifting and failure to appear out of Shawnee and was arrested a second time on a complaint of posRead More…

Suspect sought in overnight manhunt in Seminole County

A report to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol late Tuesday evening of a reckless driver in Pottawatomie County led to an overnight manhunt just inside the Seminole County line near the intersection of EW 1160 and NS 3520. The manhunt was called off about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday without any immediate arrests made. Lt. Joe McGirt of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, along with a Sac and Fox oRead More…

ATV pursuit ends in arrest

A Tecumseh man was jailed Monday after allegedly leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase while driving a 4-wheeler on county roads. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Wolfe was patrolling about 11:30 a.m. when he noticed an all-terrain vehicle that was being operated by a male driver turn onto SH 9A from Hardesty Road; such vehicles are not street legal. The deputy activated his patrolRead More…

Local officers attend hostage negotiation training

Recently, four law enforcement officer from Pottawatomie County attended a hostage negotiator class in Norman. The class was hosted by the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe McGirt and Tecumseh Police Lt. J.R. Kidney were invited by the Tribe to attended the 40-hour class at no cost to their police departments. Absenttee Officers Scott Wilson and J.P. Neely atRead More…

Checkpoints net citations, arrests

The coalition of law enforcement officers who conducted numerous traffic safety checkpoints in Shawnee, Tecumseh and areas of McLoud Friday were pleased to find many people were buckled up, but they also discovered many driving without insurance and a few without valid driver licenses.
Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz said officers from many agencies worked together as part of the coalition’sRead More…

Law enforcement coalition to conduct checkpoints March 12

Because Pottawatomie County had the fourth highest fatality rate in the state in 2009, area law enforcement agencies have formed a coalition to combat those statistics and will conduct combined road safety checkpoints on March 12.
The Shawnee Police Department, along with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Tecumseh Police Department, McLoud Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Read More…