Drivers reported several grass fires along Interstate 35 between Guthrie and Edmond via Twitter Wednesday morning.
Rusty Surette, spokesman for the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, also tweeted several photos and videos of the fires burning in the median of the road.
Guthrie Battalion Fire Chief Greg Machtolff said the fires started shortly before 9 a.m. when an axle on a trailer broke and sparks ignited the grass near Seward Road. He said firefighters were called to the scene and extinguished the fires by 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Two bodies have been found inside a home in northeast Oklahoma City, police said.
Lt. Jason Samuel said officers received a call about 11 a.m. Tuesday to go to the house in the 12700 block of Teakwood Road. He said officers had to get a warrant to enter the home and recently discovered the bodies.
He said officers are at the scene investigating. Other details weren’t immediately available.
Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester and Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn are giving citizens a chance to dispose of old or unused medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 during a Prescription Drug Round-Up.
FBI agents have arrested Delton Ray Neal II, 34, of Oklahoma City, in connection with the robbery of a bank in 2010.
Agents arrested Neal about 5 p.m. Monday in the 3100 block of NW 150 in Oklahoma City. Officials said Neal has been indicted by a federal grand jury for the Bank of the West on Dec. 14, 2010 and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
The Oklahoma City Police Department assisted FBI agents with the investigation.
The victim told police his pickup was burglarized between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. Feb. 10 near SW 112 and May Avenue in Oklahoma City. The credit card and other items were taken during the burglary.
Later that day, a black male wearing a black hat and red jacket was caught on surveillance footage at Wal-Mart, near Interstate 240 and Santa Fe Avenue in Oklahoma City, using the credit card to make a purchase. Detectives would like to speak with the man.
Anyone who has information about the man’s whereabouts or burglary should call the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 405-321-8600 and ask for a detective.
One person was taken to an Edmond hospital after a pickup crashed into a store in east Oklahoma City, police said.
Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said officers received a call shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday that a pickup had exited Interstate 40 and was driving on the off-ramp when it ran into a convenience store that is being built across the street from the ramp. She said the accident was reported as an injury accident.
Lara O’Leary, spokeswoman for Emergency Management Services Authority, said paramedics transferred one person to a hospital for a non-emergency call.
DEL CITY — A drive-by shooting Wednesday has left one victim conscious but with severe injuries, police Capt. Jody Suit said.
Police and emergency responders received a call about 4:15 p.m. regarding a shooting in the 3200 block of Dentwood Terrace, near the intersection of Dentwood and Short Lane, Suit said.
Witnesses said three males were in a green Chevy Caprice when they pulled up next to the victims’ vehicle, Suit said.
There was “some kind of altercation,” Suit said, and shots were fired into the victims’ car, which held three people.
Suit said he would release more details on the incident and the victim as information becomes available.
Grady Wayne Lewallen, 33, was arrested and booked into the Garfield County jail in connection with the death of 53-year-old Robert Abraham.
Police said officers were called to The Mine Company, 4709 W. Owen K. Garriott Road, at about 10 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a man found unresponsive in the bathroom. Abraham was transferred to a local hospital with possible neck and chest injuries and died shortly after.
Enid Detectives were called to the scene and determined through their investigation that some type of physical altercation had ensued between Lewallen and Abraham in the bathroom at The Mine Company.
Below is the just-released press release from Midwest City, and below that, our most recent story on the murder by Tiffany Gibson.
Murder Arrest Made in Holly Lane Homicide
Midwest City, OK—A 22 year old woman and her boyfriend, Phillip Michael Potts, 23, were both discovered unconscious inside 1038 Holly Lane around 5:30 p.m. on Monday and originally listed as witnesses surrounding the violent death of Violet Hemphill. Potts was released from the hospital Tuesday and interviewed throughout the evening. He has been arrested on a charge of Murder in the First Degree in connection with Hemphill’s homicide and being held in the Midwest City Police Department jail until transfer toOklahomaCountyjail.
A pet died in a fire Tuesday morning that began in a bedroom of a home in north Oklahoma City, a fire official said.
Fire Maj. Tammy McKinney said initial reports led firefighters to think someone might be in the home at 264 NW 80, but she said no one was found inside. She said bars on the windows caused concern for first responders, but the fire was quickly extinguished. (more…)