Police Chief's Monthy Comments February 2006

Chief Richard Mask
Chief Richard Mask

There were no residential burglaries reported for the month of January, however, there has already been a car stolen from the 7000 block of Nichols. Unfortunately the keys had been left inside the vehicle and the vehicle had been left unlocked. The vehicle has been recovered and we believe we know who took it, however according to the District Attorney’s Office there is not sufficient evidence to file charges. The case remains open and active pending additional leads. There were four auto burglaries in January and in each case either the vehicle was unlocked or there was valuable merchandise left inside the locked vehicle in plain sight. Crime information reference the above incidents was broadcast on the city’s cable station, website, e-news letter to the residents, and the Oklahoman and Friday newspapers and local television stations. We encourage all residents to visit the Nichols Hills Website, or tune in to the city’s cable station on channel 20 for updates on events in the city as well as crime trend information.


There were two incidents of indecent exposure both of which occurred in the north Plaza on the 18th. Detective Funderburk obtained a composite drawing of the suspect and distributed the sketch to all local law enforcement agencies. He also distributed copies to all merchants and the media. His efforts proved fruitful when he was contacted by three agencies who reported similar incidents. The suspect has not reappeared since his composite was published in the Fridaylander, the Oklahoman, and the local news channels including the city’s cable station.


On January 31st our officers arrested a suspect passing a counterfeit check at the Bank of America. The suspect had a lengthy record including assault on a police officer and he was wanted in other states. He was placed in county jail and felony charges were filed.   






Chief Richard Mask.





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