Broken Arrow PD says Tulsa’s LPR tech helped with kidnapping arrest


By John Dobberstein, Editor

The Broken Arrow Police Department says license plate reader technology used in Tulsa helped with the arrest of two men wanted for kidnapping.

BAPD responded Wednesday night to a call of a reported kidnapping in the 2600 block of N. Aspen Ave. behind a hotel. Officers determined that a man threw an adult female victim into a vehicle and drove off.

Police and dispatchers worked with the city of Tulsa’s Real Time Information Center to locate the suspect’s vehicle in the in the 8800 block of East Broken Arrow Expressway.

Eric Meyers, 31, and 49-year-old John Walker were arrested and face charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a felony.

BAPD says this was an isolated incident, as one of the suspects was previously in a domestic relationship with the victim.

BAPF Public Information Officer Ethan Hutchins says the department has plans to utilize similar technology in its jurisdiction in the near future to allow officers in Broken Arrow and Tulsa “to work together across both jurisdictions to solve crimes faster.”

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