All Pottawatomie County roads remained slick and hazardous and many were littered with stalled vehicles Wednesday, so officials are still urging people to stay home.
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.
The Shawnee Police Department is applying for a 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant along with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. The Shawnee Police Department is seeking equipment to enhance public safety such as radar devices and road spikes and looking to purchase equipment for officer safety such as M-4 rifles, walkie talkie mics and an additional 14 tasers.
A 14-year-old Tecumseh girl, missing since Feb. 2., and the 40-year-old man who reportedly took her, were found in the state of Washington Saturday afternoon during a routine traffic stop.