Elderly woman scammed into receiving 15 pounds of cocaine, instructed to repackage and ship

TULSA, Okla. – Federal investigators have been handed a case that originated within the city of Tulsa involving an elderly woman scammed to receive drugs, and instructed to repackage and ship them to another address.

Tulsa Police say it was roughly 7 KILOS (15.4 POUNDS) of cocaine.  The estimated street value is $300,000.

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After serving a narcotics warrant at the elderly woman’s address near 61st and Memorial officers discovered the drugs.

Through the investigation, it appears an elderly female was scammed online into receiving the drugs and was given instructions to repackage the drugs to ship to another address. Due to the nature of the crimes, the information and the woman were turned over to federal authorities.” – Tulsa Police Dept

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) and Homeland Security Investigations continue the investigation.

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Burglary suspect escapes custody, jumps railing and drowns

TULSA, Okla. — Thursday morning, October 27, 2022 about 4:30 a.m. Tulsa Police officers responded to an alarm at the Shoreline Apartments clubhouse, in the 2100 block of Mingo.

Officers arrived to discover a shattered front door. Inside the clubhouse, they found the suspect, who was naked at the time.

Officers took the suspect into custody without incident. The suspect remained cooperative and officers found his wet clothing strewn about the office.

As officers were continuing their investigation, the suspect made a break for it, kicked open the back door of the clubhouse, then jumped over the patio railing and into the pond.

The officers immediately chased after the suspect and jumped into the water trying to rescue him in challenging conditions. They made a valiant effort, but the suspect went under the water and did not resurface.

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The Tulsa Police Dive Team responded and recovered the suspect’s body this morning in about 10 feet of water with little to no visibility.

Tulsa Police in final state, “We are in the process of locating next of kin for the suspect. More information will be released as it becomes available.”

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Miami Schools Superintendent on last night’s tragic shooting at football game

MIAMI, Okla. — Superintendent Nick Highsmith of the Miami, Oklahoma school district addresses last night’s tragic shooting at the Tulsa McLain Titans vs. Miami Wardogs football game.

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First, I would like to express my condolences to the family of the 17-year-old young man who passed away in last night’s shooting that occurred after the Tulsa McLain football game.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the family of the other young man who was injured.  As a parent, I cannot fathom their hurt and grief.  My thoughts and prayers are also with the Tulsa McLain Titan players, students, parents, staff, and community members who are grieving from last night.

What occurred last night was horrific for all who were present.  I am still struggling to process everything I witnessed and the tragedy that occurred.  I want to thank our three school resource officers who were present with us and rushed into action to protect us.  SRO Joey Williams, SRO Richard Davis, and SRO Nash Smith are to be commended for the proactive response to keeping our players, coaches, families, and staff safe.  I am also thankful for the parents, coaches, and school staff members who took action to protect our students and their families.  Miami Public Schools is blessing to have the support of such wonderful people.

Since the shooting, there have been many questions about why we continue to play Tulsa McLain.  The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) determines the classification of schools and the district pairings.  The district coaches then meet, and each team draws a number.  Those numbers are put into a formula that determines who will play who, the site of the game, and the date.  District opponents, like Tulsa McLain, are not chose by MPS.  They become opponents because the OSSAA has deemed them in our district. However, after last night’s incident, as long as I am Superintendent of Schools, Miami will not travel to Tulsa McLain again to participate in any school activity. I cannot allow our players, students, staff, and family members to return to a place where we have repeatedly been put in danger.  I have directed MPS Athletic Director, Chad Davis, to speak with OSSAA Associate Director Mike Whaley by phone today to inform him of our decision. I will communicate this decision with OSSAA Executive Director David Jackson.  MPS will accept any consequences that come from this decision.


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I want to personally apologize to our students, parents, staff members, and community members that were placed in harm’s way last night for a football game. I take full responsibility for what happened last night and will work diligently to ensure that student safety is our top priority.” – Nick Highsmith, Superintendent of Schools, Miami, Oklahoma

Deborah Gist, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent, releases a statement following the Homicide at the high school football game, “We are heartbroken that – after tonight’s homecoming game – our community experienced a senseless act of gun violence. We are working closely with the Tulsa Police Department to assist in their investigation of tonight’s tragic events. Right now, our focus is on supporting the students, team members, and families at McLain. I ask that you join me in lifting up the school community and keeping them in your prayers.”

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RVs destroyed by fire, Tulsa Fire and Police investigate

TULSA, Okla. — Thursday Tulsa Fire Dept responded to RV Outlet Center, 10607 E Admiral Place, after reports of multiple RVs on fire.

Engine 27, Engine 17, Ladder 66, Ladder 27, Engine 31, Engine 22, Ladder 22, Rolling Hills Engine 11.” — TULSA FIRE

Reported that four RVs were completely destroyed at the overflow lot of the business.

Fire investigators and District 2 Chief responded for investigation. Details of that investigation have yet to be released.

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The shooting victims in Tulsa, Okla. at Saint Francis; Wear Pink to remember

TULSA, Okla. — We learn more today regarding the shooter who entered the Saint Francis Health Campus yesterday and his possible motive.

Tulsa Police release details about the victims inside the Natalie Building on the Saint Francis campus that were killed.

They are asking for everyone to wear pink Friday to remember the four killed in the shooting late Wednesday.

Saint Francis is a family. We are a ministry. We are caregivers. We are one. We are mourning. Our torch burns bright for those we have lost.

Tonight we have turned our lights pink. This color has been our identity for 62 years. To us, it represents strength, family, faith and our commitment to the community. Today, it represents our love and prayers for those we have lost, their grieving loved ones and our own Saint Francis family.” – SFH

William Love 73-years-old

William Love was married to Deborah Love on August 13th, 1967. He was a retired Army First Sergeant with 27 years of service. He served one tour in Vietnam. William loved traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his brother, James Love, daughters and their spouses, Karen Love & John Wood, Cheryl and Bobby Lowry, along with eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

William Love’s family would like us to share that at the time of shooting, William heard the gunshots and knew his wife would not be able to escape the building on her own. He sacrificed his life for her.

Amanda Dawn Glenn 40-years-old

Amanda Glenn’s family describes her as a full-devoted wife and mother, loving sister, and daughter. A true servant’s heart, Amanda always put everyone else first. She was the happiest just being with her family, with the most amazing love for her boys and husband. Amanda worked in the medical field for over 18 years. Her family says she was always had the brightest smile and kindest spirit. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Glenn, and two sons, Gabe Glenn and Ian Glenn. There is an official GO FUND ME for her family.

Dr. Preston Phillips 59-years-old

A 1990 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Preston Phillips completed two fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 1986 and 1996. Dr. Phillips earned advanced degrees in organic chemistry and pharmacology, as well as theology from Emory University. Dr. Phillips most recently worked as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an interest in spinal surgery, joint reconstruction – including joint replacement and the treatment of fractures.

Dr. Cliff Robertson, president and CEO of Saint Francis Health System, called Phillips’ death “the ultimate loss for Saint Francis and for Tulsa.”

Dr. Stephanie Husen 48-years-old

Dr. Stephanie Husen was a sports and internal medicine specialist with the Warren Clinic in Tulsa. She graduated from the Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Services medical school in 2000 and completed her residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in So uth Carolina.
Dr. Husen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. The chapter shared the following message on Facebook:

“Today we mourn the loss of one of our own members of PC’92. Our hearts are with the family and loved ones who lost such an incredible woman. She was known and loved by so many and will always be remembered. No words could ever take away the pain of those affected, but know that we are here in full support and will continue to pray.”

The Tulsa Community Foundation has a Saint Francis Employee Emergency Fund setup to help members of the Saint Francis family. To see what you can do to help visit the website here. 

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Active shooter is dead in Tulsa, Okla.; Five dead including the shooter

TULSA, Okla. — Active shooter at St Francis Cancer Center in Tulsa is down. Few details are known at this time.

Earlier this afternoon, we responded to a call about a man armed with a rifle at the Natalie Building at St. Francis Hospital. This turned into an active shooter situation.” — TULSA PD

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. press conference. Tulsa Police Deputy Chief Eric Daglish tells reporters, “4 innocents and the shooter.”  That’s five total who have died.  Dep. Chief Daglish says the first call was at 4:52 p.m. to 6457 S Yale.  Officers arrived minutes later and could hear gunshots in the building.  They believe the shooter, black male, 35-years-old, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He had two weapons and both were discharged during the shootings.  See video of press conference above.  Video courtesy CBS affiliate KOTV.

UPDATE: 6:24 p.m. “We can confirm 4 casualties, including the shooter. Officers are still clearing the building.” – Tulsa Police Dept

UPDATE: 6:31 p.m. Tulsa Police Department Tulsa Firefighters EMSA OKLAHOMA ATF Oklahoma Highway Patrol U.S. Marshals Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency FBI and other agencies are at St. Francis Natalie building following an active shooter event. It has been confirmed that a man entered the building with a rifle, then shot and killed multiple people. TPD has confirmed that the shooter is deceased. One additional person has been transported with critical injuries. Police officers are currently working to clear this very large building. We will update when we have additional information.

Google Maps Natalie Building at St. Francis Cancer Hospital, 6475 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136 

As of 6 p.m. “Officers are currently going through every room in the building checking for additional threats. We know there are multiple injuries, and potentially multiple casualties.”

REUNIFICATION SITE: They are asking family members/friends to go to Memorial High School west of LaFortune Park for a reunification site.

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Statue stolen in Tulsa, Okla. turns up in metal recycling plant, cut into pieces

TULSA, Okla. – Thursday, April 28, one of the statues at the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum was stolen.  Joplin News First shared it in our Stolen Items Group.

The statue is of Marjorie Tallchief, an American Indian ballerina.

Our beloved statue of Marjorie Tallchief was stolen. We are currently working with the Tulsa Police Department.” – Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

In a development though Monday Tulsa Police say the statue was found in Catoosa, Okla., at a recycling plant.  Well at least part of it was found.

The statue has been partially found, cut into pieces, at a recycling center. We are devastated but hopeful for apprehension and more answers to come,” museum staff state online. “Our beloved Marjorie Tallchief statue was stolen, sawed from its base, cut into pieces and taken to a recycling center for around $250. Parts are missing and it must be fully replaced. The Tulsa Police Department is working diligently to apprehend the thief. We are extremely grateful to the Tulsa community for spreading the word and helping us find the partial statue. Now the ultimate goal is full replacement.

The museum has a Go Fund Me set up for donations on repairing the statue.  Click here to read more on the American Indian Ballerinas on their Go Fund Me.

We are hoping to raise $10,000 to cover our insurance deductible + $5,000 for increased security for all five statues.”

This statue of Marjorie Tallchief is one of the 5 Moons: bronze depictions of Oklahoma’s renowned American Indian ballerinas Yvonne Chouteau, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin, Maria Tallchief, and Marjorie Tallchief. When these dancers began their careers, Europeans dominated ballet. These women, due to their talent, dedication and determination, went to the top of their field and brought recognition to Oklahoma and Native American artistry. Each sculpture depicts the ballerinas in the ballet she considered to be her signature piece.

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Rare Mustang Shelby GT-500 recovered by Tulsa Police Auto Theft Unit

TULSA, Okla. – Friday afternoon Tulsa Police Department about 1:00 p.m. executed a search warrant on a property near Mounds, Okla. as part of their investigation into a stolen 1967 Mustang Shelby GT-500. Leut. Chase Calhoun of the Tulsa Police Dept states the vehicle was located and two more people have been arrested.

“This afternoon, Auto Theft Detectives recovered the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT-500 that was stolen from the Pearl District outside of downtown earlier this month. The GT-500 was covered with brush and cardboard boxes, and located in a very rural area near Mounds. The vehicle is intact, but the hood, doors, and front fender were all removed. The engine is intact, but the car has a lot of damage.”

Earlier this week one man was arrested and charged, 20-year-old, Nicholas Chamberlin.  He was charged with Larceny of an automobile and Burglary 2nd.

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Tips from the public and interviews led detectives to this area. On Thursday an aerial search was conducted that led them to locating what they thought was the vehicle covered by brush and debris.  It was enough evidence to get an Okmulgee County judge to sign a search warrant and Friday afternoon the property was searched on foot.

Tulsa Police Auto Theft Detectives also found a stolen dump truck and a stolen sedan on the same property.

Charges have now been filed for Toni Morris and Roy Morris, who police say were also involved.  Charges have been submitted for Larceny of a motor vehicle and Burglary.  The vehicle was stolen from inside a locked facility where it was kept.

The investigation continues and Tulsa Police anticipate additional arrests in the case.

After processing evidence the car will be returned to its owner.

$200,000 Mustang stolen in Tulsa, one arrested, car still missing

TULSA, Okla. — A development to a story we covered on January 7 regarding a rare 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500 that was stolen right off downtown in Tulsa. One man has been arrested.

But the Mustang has not been located.

According to the Tulsa Police Dept the car has an estimated value of $200,000.

In the past few weeks, we’ve received dozens of tips from people in Tulsa about the car and potential suspects.

Auto Theft Detectives identified 20-year-old Nicholas Chamberlin as one of the suspects, and he was arrested on Tuesday.” — TULSA PD

TPD state the investigation is far from over.

Detectives anticipate making more arrests in the near future.

  • Chamberlin has been charged:
  • Larceny of an Automobile
  • 2nd Degree Burglary

Anyone with information about the car or the crimes is asked to call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. You can remain anonymous when calling.