Public assistance needed: Burglary of a business

Investigator Jared Strand is seeking the public’s help with a burglary case. On January 18th, 2020 P&K Equipment, located on Highway 177 and Coker Road was burglarized around 1:30 A.M. Suspects stole a truck, which has been recovered and a trailer, that they loaded with equipment.  The suspects traveled North on Highway 177 to 45th Street, where they then traveled West on 45th Street to BRead More…

News 4 captures the moment Pottawatomie Co. deputies arrest alleged child abuser

POTTAWATOMIE CO., Okla. – A man accused of sexually abusing two young children was hauled off to jail Friday and News 4 was there when he was arrested to get his side of the story. “I am not guilty,” Dillon Soloman of Tecumseh said to News 4 as he was getting into a deputy’s vehicle. He’s been arrested on complaints of lewd or indecent proposal or acts with a child under the age of 16, and abuRead More…

Asher city councilman, former ICE agent accused of preying on teenage girls

ASHER, Okla. – An Asher city councilman and former ICE agent is now at the center of a rape investigation after two teenagers allege he attacked them. Jeffrey Short was arrested Friday – less than 24 hours after the allegations were made. Parents of a 16-year-old girl came forward first to Asher police who passed the investigation on to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office because the depaRead More…

The passing of Deputy John Hall

In the evening of 7/1/19 Pottawatomie County Deputy John Hall passed away at a hospital in Oklahoma City. Deputy Hall served the citizens of Pottawatomie County since 2015 in many aspects and could be counted on in a moments notice to serve when needed. He was a devoted deputy and he will truly be missed. Please keep the Hall family and his law enforcement family in your prayers during this diffiRead More…

Public Assistance Requested: Persons of interest in McLoud Burglary

Our office is asking citizens to help us identify the two people in the images below as persons of interest in a burglary near McLoud, Oklahoma.  On 6/19/2019 the two individuals were on a shopping spree at the Shawnee Mall making purchases at Kohls, Walmart, and Red Lobster using the victims stolen credit card.  The vehicle is believed to be method of travel.  These are the best photos we haveRead More…

Grant Awarded: Sheriff’s Office received two portable breathalyzers

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was granted two Portable breathalyzers from the United States Deputy Sheriffs Association to combat drunk driving in Pottawatomie County. Deputy Jared Strand applied from the grant on behalf of the office which also included a large quantity of straws to be used after each test is administered.Read More…

Mock DUI Fatality Traffic Accident Asher Public Schools

April 17, 2019, Asher Police, Fire, REACT, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office conducted a training fatality crash incident for the Asher High School. The staging began at 10:30 a.m. and the incident was completed at 1:30 p.m. The incident covered a DUI and fatality crash, fire rescue and removal of a pinned passenger, the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTRead More…

Crews remove 61 tons of trash from dumping site in Pottawatomie County

 Patrina Adger  ReporterFor complete story and video please visit KOCO Channel 5A gully off Fishmarket Road in Pottawatomie County has been a dumping ground for decades.On Thursday, deputies hauled off more than 61 tons of trash that had been dumped into the gully.”Toilets out. Shower stalls, bath tubs, couches, chairs, box springs. Anything you can imagine, we pulled out of here,” DepRead More…

Keeping Pottawatomie County Clean

Today, two problem areas were cleaned up in our county as a result of Deputy Shaun Copelin’s efforts to take care of illegal dump sites within our county. We would like to thank everyone involved in making cleanup a reality. Join our Keep Pottawatomie County Clean Facebook Group if you would like to get involved or just follow the progress of our Environmental Grant: https://www.facebook.com/groRead More…