OWASSO, Okla. — Owasso police are asking for the public’s assistance following several car thefts over the past few nights.
Officers say all stolen vehicles were heavy Dodge and Ford styled trucks.
Overnight, officers arrested three men who they say were in the act of stealing one of those truck in the Three Lakes II neighborhood. Police spotted the stolen truck where the driver, at one point, bailed on foot and ran into a neighborhood. Through surveillance video at the victim’s house, police were able to identify a suspect car, find the car, and take three people into custody.
Lieutenant Nick Boatman with the Owasso Police Department says they are still investigating whether or not crimes that happened earlier in the week were connected. He said it started on Monday when a Dodge truck was stolen.
Boatman says in the previous two evenings suspects targeted Ford trucks. He said in some cases, the stolen trucks were used to attempt to steal ATMs at Tulsa Federal Credit Unions in Owasso and Verdigris. Boatman says in all Ford thefts, none of the vehicles had keys in them. He added, “they made entry, however they were able to do that, and they were able to get into the [steering] column and start it without using a key, so someone has some technical proficiency there.”
Owasso police is asking anyone in the Three Lakes, Elm Creek, the Greens or any surrounding neighborhoods, or in the Industrial Park near 500 S. Main, that may have outdoor surveillance cameras to check them for:
- Any 2000′s models, or later, Ford Pickup Trucks (stolen vehicles)
- A dark green Ford F250 or F350 pickup with a black toolbox (possible suspect vehicle)
- Or a 2019 Silver/Gray Chevy Camaro with a Texas paper tag affixed (also suspect vehicle)
Anyone with any helpful video is asked to upload it at the following Owasso Police Video Evidence Submission Portal, https://owassopdok.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/2021-0171.
Police ask anyone with information to call 918-272-COPS.