Tulsa police arrest 2 in warrant sweep Thursday morning


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Updated: 4/25/2013 5:12 pm Published: 4/25/2013 4:00 pm


A warrant sweep led Tulsa police to weapons and drugs inside a north Tulsa home.

Police arrested two people as part of the investigation.

FOX23 was there as officers were pulling property out of a home near west Edison and north Union Avenue.

Neighbors say they woke up to loud bangs before sunrise. It was TPD’s Special Operation Team breaking windows and securing the home so officers could go inside for a warrant sweep.

FOX23’s cameras were rolling as Tulsa police officers brought out televisions, three pounds of marijuana, cash and weapons from a north Tulsa home.

Sgt. Thaddeus Espy with TPD told FOX23, "We are just trying to be diligent in the search."

Espy said the house caught their attention last week, "we were investigating some damage to some personal property that led us to this house as part of the investigation."

On Thursday morning, a warrant was issued and the SOT team went into the home to serve the warrant, by breaking windows, “to ensure our safety, and the safety of the ones in the house, sometimes that’s a technique we will use, which is more safe then just walking in the front door."

Tulsa police arrested two men who live in the home. Officers took marijuana, drug paraphernalia and vehicles to be processed.

The men were booked into the Osage County Jail.


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Mayor Maynot - 4/26/2013 5:54 AM
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It's probably a rental so the property owner will most likely be wondering how breaking windows works in the game plan.

Unwashed Mass - 4/25/2013 11:29 PM
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Breaking windows "to ensure our safety, and the safety of the ones in the house, sometimes that’s a technique we will use, which is more safe then just walking in the front door." No, a forced entry is not how you protect the people inside who are waking up to the sound of what could be a home invasion. We can pretty much write that off as a scripted lie.
 
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