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Crime/Courts

March 20, 2014

Crime briefs

NORMAN — Woman charged after stolen vehicle pursuit

Anna Marie Jean Olander, 23, of Edmond, was charged Wednesday after leading police on a pursuit through Norman until getting stuck near Riverwind Casino.

Olander was charged with endangering others while eluding police, unauthorized use of a vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving damage. She was charged in Cleveland County District Court.

Police engaged in the pursuit after spotting stolen vehicles reported out of Moore. Olander was driving a dark-colored SUV following a black Chevrolet pickup when officers attempted to stop the vehicles around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The black pickup drove into a residential neighborhood in an attempt to elude officers. The driver abandoned the pickup in the area of Davinbrook Drive and Pinon Court and fled on foot. The male suspect driving the pickup is still outstanding.

Police pursued Olander north on 48th to Tecumseh Road and east to Interstate 35 and then south on I-35. The SUV continued south, exiting I-35 at State Highway 9 West in Newcastle.

The SUV then collided with a civilian vehicle in the intersection of Highway 9 and continued south. The SUV drove into a field east of Riverwind Casino. The vehicle stopped and officers took Olander into custody. There were no injuries in the collision with the civilian vehicle.

Former Target employee charged with embezzlement

A former Target employee at 24th Avenue Northwest was charged Wednesday for allegedly embezzling approximately $4,500.

Brenda Kay Henslee, 55, of Moore told police she had been stealing from the registers to pay bills and buy food, according to the affidavit filed with the charge.

Target loss prevention gave video evidence of the thefts to police and a statement from an employee that witnessed her steal the money, the affidavit said.

Man charged with kidnapping, assault

A Newalla man was charged Wednesday after allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman in February.

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