A man believed to have robbed a bank in north Tulsa earlier this week was arrested in Joplin, Missouri, after allegedly casing another bank there. Joshua Jonathon Gilchrist was charged Wednesday in Tulsa County District Court with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Tulsa police allege Gilchrist walked into the Bank of Oklahoma branch at 1604 N. Lewis Ave. on Tuesday morning and brandished a firearm. Surveillance footage showed a man ordering everyone in the bank to the floor in a "takeover robbery" that lasted a few minutes, Sgt. Brandon Watkins said. Later that evening, Gilchrist was confronted by Joplin police while casing a bank in the city, Watkins said. The man was arrested for not having insurance and bonded out of jail. His car also was impounded. Meanwhile, FBI agents in Joplin saw news reports of the Tulsa robbery and believed Gilchrist to be the suspect. The agents worked with local police to track him to a Joplin hotel and learned he lied about his … [Read more...] about Tulsa bank robbery suspect arrested in Joplin
A Tulsa pastor joined U.S. Sen. James Lankford on Wednesday at a Washington press conference calling for Congress to resolve the status of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Lankford and Pastor Eric Costanzo joined Maine Sen. Angus King and evangelical Christian leaders at the event sponsored by World Relief, a worldwide humanitarian and refugee resettlement organization. Speakers urged Congress and the Trump administration to provide legal status to Dreamers — those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy Trump wants to scrap — and assist international refugees. "Many of us know a Dreamer even if we do not know it," said Costanzo, pastor of South Tulsa Baptist Church. "If they are taken from us we will notice, and we will grieve. ... Dreamers are being used as leverage, and the clock is ticking. If we do not do right for these Dreamers, our children and grandchildren will ask us why." Lankford said he recognizes … [Read more...] about Tulsa pastor speaks on behalf of DACA immigrants with Sen. James Lankford in D.C.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, Jacob Dement (rock) Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood, Mike Leland & Angie Cockrell (singer/songwriter) The Colony, Tom Skinner Science Project (rock) Loony Bin, Patrick Melton (comedy) Main Street Tavern — Broken Arrow, Jazz and Wine Wednesday with Cynthia Simmons and Scott McQuade (jazz) New Age Renegade, Ladies Night & Queen of Kings w/Londenn D Raine (variety show) Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Eicher Wednesday (singer/songwriter) Soul City, Randy Brumley/Don White (singer/songwriter/country) Tin Dog Saloon, Dan Martin (singer/songwriter) Tulsa Eagle, All Request w/DJ Bradley B (DJ/dance) Utopia Bar and Lounge, Juicemaker Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Blues Jam (jazz/funk/rock/blues) Thursday, Feb. 8 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, Jake Flint (country) Bamboo Bar and Lounge, Rewind w/Anita Richards (karaoke/variety show) Bluestone Steakhouse and Seafood, Mike Leland & Angie Cockrell … [Read more...] about Plugged In: Tulsa’s Live Music Guide for the Week of Feb. 7
Federal, county and local law enforcers raided multiple residences Wednesday morning in connection to a heroin trafficking ring with cartel connections. Sheriff's deputies have seized cash, heroin and firearms as a result of the multiple raids. Casey Roebuck, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said of the search warrant services, a Shoreline Apartments' unit, located in the 2300 block of South 96th East Avenue, "was proving to be the most productive." In all, police served eight warrants at different locations in Tulsa and Wagoner counties, Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Green said. Law enforcers arrested eight people. All the locations were allegedly connected to a heroin and human trafficking ring that operates in Tulsa. "We found a lot of heroin. We found guns. We found a lot of money," Green said. "So we're getting a lot of heroin off the streets." Green said this Tulsa-based ring was allegedly supported, in partial, by a human trafficking component. "It's been our intel … [Read more...] about Tulsa residences raided in connection to heroin, human trafficking ring with cartel connections
Tulsa County law enforcers raided multiple residences Wednesday morning in connection to a heroin trafficking ring with cartel connections. Sheriff's deputies have seized cash, heroin and firearms as a result of the multiple raids. Casey Roebuck, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said of the search warrant services, a Shoreline Apartments' unit, located in the 2300 block of South 96th East Avenue, "was proving to be the most productive." This is a developing story. Check tulsaworld.com for updates. … [Read more...] about Tulsa residences raided in connection to heroin trafficking ring with cartel connections