The Norman Transcript

March 14, 2014

Crime briefs


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Reward for law enforcement vehicle burglaries

Norman Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for the burglaries of three law enforcement vehicles or for the recovery of the weapons stolen from the vehicles.

During the early morning hours Feb. 19, someone broke into three marked law enforcement vehicles — one from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and two from the Norman Police Department — parked in the southeastern area of Norman. 

The person or persons responsible stole a Cleveland County Sheriff’s Departmental issued jacket, a Kevlar helmet, a black tactical vest and two AR-15 assault rifles with attached accessories. The rifles are easily identifiable; they both have the Norman Police Department patch engraved on the lower receivers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Norman Crime Stoppers Hotline at 366-7867 or Det. Gary Hopcus at 366-5223.

Pursuit ends in arrest at Healthplex

After Norman police engaged in a pursuit Wednesday night, one of the suspects who fled from the vehicle was found in the Norman Regional Healthplex.

Quinshod Kayla Shaw, 23, of Spencer, was charged Thursday in Cleveland County District Court with endangering others while eluding a police officer.

Norman police attempted to make a traffic stop around 7 p.m. Wednesday after observing Shaw speeding southbound on Interstate 35, according to the affidavit filed with the charge.

Shaw led police on a short pursuit through the Journey Church parking lot, driving around vehicles and attempting to get away from police. Driving around 60 miles per hour through the west side or front of the church parking lot, Shaw almost collided with several occupied vehicles and pedestrians and children trying to enter the church, the affidavit said.

Exiting the parking lot on the south end, Shaw then jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving and ran south. The vehicle jumped a curb and stopped between a building and a construction fence.

“After a lengthy manhunt, Shaw was found hiding on the third floor of the Norman Regional Healthplex,” the affidavit said.

Capt. Tom Easley said an employee in the Healthplex noticed something was not quite right with the individual when they contacted authorities. Shaw was taken into custody without incident.

The passenger of the vehicle was apprehended by police immediately and had an arrest warrant in another jurisdiction, Easley said. The passenger was identified as Tejavon Mask, 24, of Midwest City.

Teen charged with robbery

A Norman teen was charged with robbery by force or fear Thursday after the victim identified him in a photo lineup, records show.

Immanuel Taneil Wharry, 19, was allegedly involved in a robbery Feb. 22 in the 1300 block of Glen Oaks Drive. The victim reported he had been assaulted, and his cell phone, headphones and a hat was taken from his person, according to the affidavit.

The victim identified one of the suspects but didn’t know the name of the second suspect at the time of initial contact. The victim was transported to Norman Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained from the robbery, the affidavit said.

The next day, the victim told police he found out the name of the second suspect and later identified him in a photo lineup with pictures of six different individuals.

— Jessica Bruha, Transcript Staff Writer

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