Owasso police chase ends in Broken Arrow, suspects flee


By John Dobberstein, Editor

A police chase that started in Owasso ended in Broken Arrow early Saturday with the suspects jumping out of a rolling vehicle and escaping, the Owasso Police Department said. 

An Owasso police officer initiated a traffic stop at 4:40 a.m. on two vehicles engaged in suspected street racing while heading southbound on U.S. 169 in the construction zone near 76th Street North.  One of the vehicles properly complied with the stop, while the other evaded the stop by turning off its headlights and taillights and speeding southbound on U.S. 169 toward Tulsa. 

The vehicle that halted was transferred to another officer while the initiating officer pursued the evading vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen from Broken Arrow.

The pursuit continued south to 46th Street North, proceeded eastbound towards the Port of Catoosa. During the chase, law enforcement identified the stolen status of the vehicle. The pursuit extended through Catoosa into Broken Arrow and concluded in the vicinity of the 5500 block South 209th East Ave. 

All occupants of the stolen vehicle fled on foot, abandoning the vehicle that was left rolling in the street. The initiating officer had to manage the rolling vehicle, as no other officers or agencies were in close proximity to pursue the four black male suspects, estimated to be in their late teens to early 20s, Owasso police said.

Additional Owasso police officers, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Broken Arrow police converged on the scene and established multiple perimeters, employing K9 teams to locate the suspects, but they were not apprehended. 

Police discovered a handgun and narcotics from the stolen vehicle, which was subsequently returned to its  rightful owner. Owasso police said as of late Saturday morning there had been no arrests made in connection with the incident.

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