Phone Scammers are claiming to be TCSO employees in order to target Tulsa County citizens.

 

Once again, phone scammers are claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. Over the past few days, TCSO has received calls from at least five people who say they were targeted, one of whom fell victim to the scam and lost $400.

The caller tells people they have a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for a jury summons. They tell the person they must immediately pay hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in fines to avoid being arrested by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

There are various versions of this scam.  Often times, the crook will instruct the victim to purchase pre-paid cash cards and use them to “pay the bond” to avoid being arrested. They order the victim to remain on the phone with them while purchasing the cards. As soon the victim buys the cards and provides the card numbers over the phone, the money is stolen by the crook. In this latest version of the scam, the crook tries to get the victim to use area Bitcoin Kiosks, where they insert cash into the machine and send it to the scammer using crypto currency.

We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone with warrants to demand payment over the phone… and certainly not through the use of gifts cards or crypto currency!

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you are a victim of this scam, call us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.

Anyone can check our website to see if they have active Tulsa County warrants by using this link: tcsook.glyphreports.com

Registration is now open for TCSO’s next Teen Driving course on March 30th.

 

This free program is designed to train teenage drivers to avoid deadly traffic crashes through a variety of advanced driving skills, such as defensive driving techniques and evasive maneuvers. This is not a typical drivers ED class. Teen drivers will drive sections of the same driving course taught to law enforcement officers in Oklahoma CLEET Law Enforcement Driver Training (LEDT), but at slower speeds.

Along with covering your teen’s vehicle’s automobile operations, it also teaches young drivers life-saving skills such as the proper way to safely maneuver corners, brake during emergencies and recover from a skid.

The course is designed for teens between the ages of 16 to 19. Drivers must bring their own vehicles. Participants must live at an address in Tulsa County and must have their full driver’s license for at least six months to be eligible.

Upon successful completion, drivers will receive a certificate showing participation in the course. This may be given to the driver’s/parent’s insurance representative for a possible reduction in auto insurance cost.

When: March 30, 2024, from 8 – 4pm; free lunch provided, along with a free t-shirt

Where: The Ranger Arena at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds; 8145 E 16th CtTulsaOklahoma

TCSO’s teen driving course program started in 2023. This will be the third time the class has been hosted by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

TCSO to participate in “Shop with a Cop” on Dec 16th

 

TCSO Deputies and staff members are excited to make the holidays a little brighter for Tulsa County children in need through the “Shop with a Cop” program.
Each year the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office partners with the Bixby Police Department and the Bixby Rotary Club to hold this event.
During “Shop with a Cop”, each child will be partnered with a Deputy, Officer, or volunteer. Together they will browse the store and select gifts for the child’s families. As a surprise, each child will also receive gifts that will be selected by their law enforcement partner. Volunteers from the Bixby Rotary Club will wrap all the gifts so they can be sent home with the children the following day. Santa will be on hand for the gift pickup for families which will begin the following day at 2:00 pm at the Bixby Historical Society.

TCSO makes arrest in overnight homicide

Just before 1:00 am today, Deputies were called to a report of man down in the parking lot of the Dollar General store located at 1504 N Yale Ave. The victim, 46-year-old Paul Nelson Schultz had been shot. He was taken to area hospital where he later died.

Thanks to video surveillance footage from area businesses, Investigators had a suspect and vehicle description. Deputies canvassed the area and located the suspect’s vehicle parked at home just a few blocks from the scene. Deputies have taken 38-year-old Thomas Lee Knox into custody for Schultz’s murder. He will be booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

Knox is a tribal citizen. Therefore, this case will be handed over to federal investigators. Because Mr. Knox is a tribal citizen, today’s mug shot will not be available on the jail website. We have attached his most recent mug shot from a previous arrest in 2019.

Scam artists attempt to prey on inmates’ family members by using the names of jail employees

Phone scammers are once again claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. On Monday, we received a report of a woman being scammed out of $400 with the promise that her family member would be released from the Tulsa County Jail.

The scammer stated he was Chief Deputy Eric Kitch and was calling to give the victim information about her loved one’s bond. The suspect stated due to COVID, instead of paying in person, she could send $400 through Venmo to bond her son out of jail. The suspect stated that he would be released as soon as payment was made. The number the suspect is using to call from is 405-363-0768 and says they are calling from David L. Moss. We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone to ask for payment over the phone, especially to get loved ones out of jail.

TCSO has also been alerted to second scam making its way through the county. This one uses that name of Deputy John Carr. The scammer tells potential victims that they must buy cash cards and read him the numbers off the back, to avoid being arrested for missing court or jury duty.

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you are a victim of one of these scams, call us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.

Tulsa County Sheriff and District Attorney to hold news conference gto address the growing need for a new Tulsa County Courthouse

Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado and Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler are joining together to voice their support for plans to replace the current Tulsa County Courthouse.

Sheriff Regalado says a new building is needed to ensure the safety of the people who visit and work inside the Courthouse every day, “Simply put, Tulsa has outgrown the current Tulsa County Courthouse.  The Sheriff’s office is tasked with securing the courthouse, courtrooms and the transportation and guarding of inmates attending court proceedings. The current courthouse is ill equipped to handle the security needs of today’s world. As a result, the courthouse is inefficient in handling the thousands of citizens who come to the courthouse on a weekly basis. If you have had to conduct business at the courthouse then you are familiar with the long lines to enter the courthouse, the lack of parking and the crowding of elevators and escalators. I would encourage Tulsa County’s Board of Commissioners to consider the needs of its citizens as we move into the future and build a courthouse that Tulsans can be proud of for generations to come.”

Kunzweiler says the current building no longer meets the needs of Tulsa County’s growing population. “When this courthouse was built in 1954 Tulsa’s population was 242,000 people.  We are approaching almost triple that number today.  It served its role, but it is no longer safe enough nor is it capable enough to meet the needs of our community.  The safety and building code deficiencies are extensive and worrisome.  I encourage Tulsa County’s Board of Commissioners to seize the opportunity to build a new justice facility that mirrors the growth and vision of its constituents.  We can and should build a courthouse through which future generations will appreciate the meaning of justice, commitment, community and sacrifice.”

When: Tuesday, November 14th at 2:00 pm

 Where: The plaza in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse located at 600 Civic Center, Tulsa

Turley Triple Murder Update

On September 13, 2023, 40-year-old John Bryan Goode was charged with the murders of Jack Grimes, Dewayne Selby and Dewayne’s mother, Glenda “Cookie” Parton. All three of victim’s were last seen in the Turley area with the suspect in October of 2021.

Grimes’ remains were found in wooded area near 2045 E 59th Place October 31st, 2021. Selby and Parton’s remains were found last month near 56th Street North and Highway 75.

Goode is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with this investigation. Yesterday he plead no contest in another homicide case that occurred in the City of Tulsa. He was sentenced to 32 years in that case and remains in the Tulsa County Jail.

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Phone Scam uses the names of TCSO employees to target Tulsa County citizens

Once again, phone scammers are claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. Over the weekend, we received calls from at least eight people who say they were targeted, one of whom fell victim to the scam and lost $3,000.

The caller tells people they have a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for a jury summons. They tell the person they must immediately pay hundreds, even thousands of dollars in fines to avoid being arrested by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

In this version of the scam, the crook claims to be Sgt. Paul Huss or Sgt. Lewis from TCSO. The phone number currently being used is 918-376-5529, but this number can change without notice.

In previous versions of the scam, the crook instructed the victim to purchase pre-paid cash cards and use them to “pay the bond” to avoid being arrested. They order the victim to remain on the phone with them while purchasing the cards. As soon the victim buys the cards and provides the card numbers over the phone, the money is stolen by the crook.

However, in this latest scam, the victim was instructed to go to a Bitcoin Kiosk where we inserted $3,000 and sent it to the scammer.

We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone with warrants to demand payment over the phone… and certainly not through the use of gifts cards or crypto currency!

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you are a victim of this scam, call us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.

Anyone can check our website to see if they have active Tulsa County warrants by using this link: tcsook.glyphreports.com 

Bobby Lee Mann Wanted for Kidnapping and Assault

Update: As of 8/28/2023,  Bobby Lee Mann is now in custody.

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Yesterday afternoon Deputies responded to a call from an injured woman who had just escaped her kidnapper in the area of 7900 Charles Page Blvd.

When deputies arrived, they found the female victim had been so badly beaten that she had to be taken to an area hospital.

The victim stated that on Saturday, she was at a motel in the 3300 block of Charles Page Blvd, when she ran into her ex-boyfriend, Bobby Lee Mann. Mann was angry because the victim refused to drop charges against him in connection with a previous domestic assault. She said he pulled a knife and threatened to kill her unless she returned with him to his homeless encampment near 8100 Charles Page Blvd.

The victim said that over the following days, Mann repeatedly beat her, strangled her and threatened to rape her. When Mann fell asleep yesterday afternoon, the victim was able to escape the camp and flag someone down to ask for help.

Bobby Lee Mann is a 53-year-old white male, 6 feet tall and weighs 200 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He may be riding a red 10 speed bike that says “Specialized” in white lettering on the frame.

If you see him, call 911.

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TCSO Gun Auction

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an auction of firearms at 303 W 1st St. open to only Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders on Aug, 19th 2023.  All attendees must present a photo ID and a valid FFL to be allowed entry and ability to bid on items.  All FFL’s will be verified via the ATF prior to issuance of a bidder number.  Viewing of auction lots will begin at 0830 with the auction commencing at 1000.  All sales are final, and all items are sold as is.  We will be accepting cash and credit cards for payments.  Personal checks will not be accepted.

Click Here for a full listing of auction items

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