Enid Police DepartmentOn January 6, 2015, the Enid Police Department recovered two stolen vehicles from two separate incidents not related. The first incident occurred around 5:04 A.M. on the 6th, around the 2100 block of North Washington, when Officer Kenyon Hughes attempted to stop a 1992 black Grand Jeep Cherokee for not having any working taillights. The driver of the Jeep then began to accelerate after Officer Hughes activated his emergency lights. Officer Hughes then activated his siren and the driver continued accelerating in an attempt to flee the officer. After a short pursuit the driver of the Jeep crashed after leaving the roadway and striking a log and then a concrete slab. Officers then apprehended the driver who was a seventeen year male juvenile. Officers later learned the vehicle had been stolen sometime after 9:00 P.M. on January 5th up to the time when Officer Hughes had observed the Jeep.

Arrested:

17 year old male Juvenile:

Charges:

  • Count: Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle
  • Count: Improper Equipment
  • Count: Attempting to Elude
  • Count: Minor in possession of Tobacco
  • Count: Driving without a license

 

GCSOThe second incident occurred on the 6th around 4:23 P.M., when the Enid Police Department received a call from the owner of a white 2003 Lincoln Navigator that had been stolen from the 900 block of East Cherokee. The vehicle was running and left unattended at the time of the theft. Officers then received GPS information on the whereabouts of the Navigator and in attempt to locate the vehicle that was still moving inside the city limits, Officers Sanders and a Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy were in the 1400 block of Ponca, when the driver of the Navigator passed them heading towards South Johnson street. Officer Sanders then activated his lights and siren in an attempt to stop the driver of the Navigator. The driver accelerated up to 50 mph and did not immediately stop, but then stopped once he reached the 800 block of South Johnson. The driver and passenger were both apprehended from the vehicle. It was later learned that the driver had stolen the vehicle and then picked the passenger up and told them he borrowed the vehicle. Once officers attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle, he admitted to the passenger the vehicle was stolen. Officers then determined the passenger was not involved in the theft of the vehicle, therefore they released the passenger.

 

Arrested:

Dakota Short – DOB: 10/02/1994

Charges:

Count: Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle