Police have new crime-fighting tool

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Video taken from a law enforcement officer's dashboard captures a traffic stop from several feet away. But a tiny new invention is taking the camera right up to the driver.…

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Altercation leads to throat slashing

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A Pottawatomie County man was arrested on assault complaints over the weekend after another man’s throat was slashed during an altercation. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said deputies responded to the rural Prague residence late Friday night. They found David James Oldham, 50, rural Prague, suffering from a severe laceration to this throat.

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57 Macomb area mailboxes vandalized, stolen

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Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies are investigating 57 cases of mailbox vandalism or theft that occurred over the weekend in the Macomb area.Several area residents made reports to deputies and a complete list also was given to the sheriff’s office by the Macomb postmaster.

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DOC escapee arrested in Shawnee

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Working together, Shawnee and Pottawatomie County law enforcement officers located and arrested a Department of Corrections escapee at a home near Shawnee Twin Lakes this week, prompting a search warrant and a continuing investigation.

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Contraband found in courthouse toilet

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A Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy who spotted a piece of fishing line attached to a toilet seat in the men’s restroom at the courthouse resulted in the discovery of something fishy — a bag of contraband.

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2009 Shop with a Cop!

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It doesn’t take 9-year-old Preston Gunter long to shop. Just a few minutes after he headed into the wilds of Wal-Mart during Sunday’s Shop with a Cop, he was standing in the checkout line with Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Troy Thompson, his shopping buddy. In his cart: an Indiana Jones video game, a Bakugan game and a large bag of Butterfingers. There was one problem. He hadn’t spent enough — there was money remaining on his gift card.

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Police officer awards

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Several area police officers were honored for the excellence in report writing and investigation into domestic violence cases.

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Charges filed in high-speed pursuit

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A Shawnee man, who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed pursuit through Pottawatomie and Oklahoma counties Oct. 26, has been formally charged with two felonies and eight misdemeanor counts. Christopher Jay Harrell, 22, is charged in Pottawatomie County District Court.

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