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Tecumseh Police Report


November 5, 2020

• On Oct. 30, Officer Dakota Snow stopped a vehicle headed northbound on Gordon Cooper when he noticed the tag light was out, according to an incident report. The driver, later identified as Edward Keith Bias Jr., told Snow that he did not have a license. When Snow asked for insurance, Bias also could not produce the required documents. Bias said that the truck, a gold and black Ford F-250, was not his. Snow asked Bias to step out of the vehicle so he could call in the truck's VIN number to dispatch. Dispatch advised Snow that the vehicle had been reported stolen by the Moore Police Department. At this point, Bias was placed under arrest. According to Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center records, Bias was booked in on Oct. 30 facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, driving on a suspended license, failure to carry proper security verification, and not having a functioning tag light. As of Nov. 2, Bias remained at the facility, and bond had been set in the amount of $5,000.

• Sergeant Jeff Henderson responded on Oct. 29 to reports of a male subject in the area of Broadway and Rangeline flipping people off, and yelling at cars as they drove by, according to TPD records. Upon arrival, Henderson made contact with a male subject, later identified as Kristjan Carlos Ortiz. As Henderson approached, he observed Ortiz stumbling in the center median. Henderson said that as he approached, he could see Ortiz's arm extended, flipping the officer off. Henderson noted that upon making contact, he observed that Ortiz was slurring speech, had red, bloodshot eyes, and smelled of alcohol. Ortiz told Henderson that he had consumed two beers. Ortiz was placed under arrest, and transported to PCPSC. According to PCPSC records, Ortiz was booked in on charges of public intoxication on Oct. 29 at 1:44 a.m. He was released by the court later that same day.

• On Oct. 31, Sergeant Jeff Henderson stopped a white Chevy Malibu on Gordon Cooper Drive for a defective headlight. The driver, Marland Tramble, did not have a valid drivers license. Henderson ran his name through the system, and found that Tramble's license had been suspended. Although Tramble did not have a license, his passenger, Cheri Dawn Wilsie, did. The vehicle was released to Wilsie's custody. Tramble himself was placed under arrest, and transported to the PCPSC. According to PCPSC records, Tramble was booked in to the facility on charges of driving under a suspended license on Oct. 31. As of Nov. 2, he remained at the facility, and bond had been set in the amount of $198.

• On Oct. 31, Officer Aaron McCormick took a report from Andy Iglesias, groundskeeper for Broadway United Methodist Church. Iglesias told McCormick that someone had taken a truck into the grass lot, and performed donuts, leaving large ruts behind in the grass. Photos were taken of the damage, and a nearby neighbor advised McCormick that there had been a large party a block away the night before. Iglesias reported finding alcohol bottles and trash in the grass.

• On Oct. 29, Officer Seth Bittle responded to a reported larceny at Terry's Laundry. Amanda Locke, the reporting party, told Bittle that someone had taken her clothes out of one of the washers. She told Bittle that the larceny had occurred between 5 pm and 7 pm The clothes stolen were a mixture of Locke's, and her daughter's. The estimated value of the stolen laundry is about $50.


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