Enid Police Department

  • Agency: Enid Police Department
  • Address: 301 W Owen K Garriott Rd, Enid, 73701-02 OK
  • Chief: Brian O'Rourke (Chief of Police)
Phone: 580-242-7000
Fax: 580-233-3314

Enid Police Department is located at 301 W Owen K Garriott Rd, Enid, 73701-02 OK. The Chief of Police of the department is Brian O'Rourke. The Enid Police Department phone number is 580-242-7000.

Enid Police Department News

UPDATED INFORMATION: Enid Police arrested the third home invasion suspect Thursday morning, November 8th, 2018. Officers were able to uncover the identity of the third person involved in Tuesday night’s home invasion. At 10:18 AM Thursday morning, November 8th, 2018 Enid Police SWAT executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence in the 2500 block of E. Cedar. Inside, they located weapons and clothing associated with the home invasion as well as a large amount of cocaine, marijuana, and cash. Two females and a child were inside the residence at the time. One of the females, Constance Woods, age 29 of Enid, was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana. Officers learned that the suspect was working at 2126 N. Van Buren, the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. They located the suspect inside the restaurant and placed him under arrest without incident. He was identified as Darnell Kelly, age 38 of Enid. A search warrant was executed on his car, parked outside the restaurant, and officers found an additional large amount of cocaine and marijuana. Darnell Kelly was booked into the Garfield County Detention Facility on complaints of kidnapping (6-counts), child endangerment (3-counts), assault with a deadly weapon, trafficking cocaine (2-counts), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug proceeds, and maintaining a house where drugs are kept or sold. In all, over 6lbs of marijuana, 9 ounces of cocaine, and over $18,000 in cash was seized. Darnell Kelly was already a convicted felon stemming from convictions in the State of Virginia for robbery, felonious assault, and extortion. “Our officers worked incredibly hard to solve this case as quickly and safely as possible”, said Captain Tim Jacobi. “The job was made easier by all the tips and assistance we received from our citizens and it truly highlights how much we value that relationship”. ****Booking Photos were not available at the time of this publication*

Enid Police Department Press Release ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Date: November 7th, 2018 From: Captain Tim Jacobi Re: Home Invasion Enid Police investigated a home invasion that involved shots fired Tuesday night, November 6th, 2018. Though no one was shot, at least one victim was assaulted and injured. Police have arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for the crime. On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 officers were called to the area of 900 E. Park around 10:00PM regarding a report of shots fired. The caller reported hearing gunshots and then observing a man with a bloody face on their porch. The injured man left before officers arrived but they located him a short time later at a convenience store near 10th and Owen K. Garriott Rd. Officers spoke with the man and learned that he’d been pistol-whipped and shot at during a home invasion at the Roosevelt Apartments, 831 E. Oklahoma. Investigators learned that three suspects entered the apartment demanding the return of marijuana allegedly stolen from them. They held the occupants, a mother and her 1-day old infant inside the residence and questioned her on the whereabouts of her husband. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The husband, his 3-year old child, and two other men arrived at the residence later and were confronted by the suspects. The suspects beat and pistol-whipped the husband. During the assault, a struggle ensued over the handgun and the occupants were able to escape the apartment. As the husband ran away, one of the suspects fired a number of shots at him, but failed to strike him. Two of the suspects were captured during a traffic stop several hours later at around 2:00AM. They are identified as 32-year-old James Saunders and 25-year-old Tamara Reed, both Enid residents. Saunders was booked in the Garfield County Detention Center on complaints of kidnapping (6-counts), assault with a deadly weapon, and child endangerment (2-counts). Reed was booked on complaints of conspiracy to commit kidnapping (6-counts), conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon, and child endangerment (2-counts). The injured man was treated and released from Integris Bass Hospital in Enid. No other injuries have been reported. The third suspect has not yet been located and was described as a black male. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Enid Police Department at 580-242-7000, Facebook, Garfield County Crime Stoppers 580-233-6233, or send text message tips to CRIMES (274-637) using the keyword ENID. You may request to remain anonymous. Captain Tim Jacobi Enid Police Department 301 W. Owen K. Garriott 580-616-7101 tjacobi@enid.org

The Enid Police Department would like for you to be aware of your surroundings when approaching stopped buses and school zones.

The youth from AmeriCorp Youth Build from the CDAS brought by some cookies and homemade cards for our officers to enjoy. We appreciate their support.

After a thorough investigation and review by the Garfield County District Attorneys Office of an officer involved shooting that happened on September 27, 2018 the District Attorneys Office has stated the officers involved in the shooting have been cleared of any wrong doing. Chief Brian O'Rourke said the department concurred with the findings and the officers will be allowed to return to full duty effective tomorrow. Our thoughts are still with Mr. Nelson’s family and the officers in this tragic incident.

The Enid Police Department has received numerous phone calls today from citizens that have received phone calls from the IRS. The reports have all stated they received a call from #207-495-7011 and the caller tells them the local police are going to come out and arrest them. This is not the case. These calls are not from the IRS and this is not how the IRS handles tax violations. Do not give them any personal information, just terminate the conversation. There is no reason to report these calls, the information has already been reported to the IRS.

Saturday turned out to be a special day for EPD history. We appreciate these fine people who will allow us to hold a great piece of our history and display it. Thank you to the Sumner,Bergwall, and McGee families. We are all tied together, the EPD and your families through history. Also The Carl Fielder family for presenting them a special gift. The families came with great granddaughters of Officer Cal Palmer and Great Great grandchildren to learn of the Cal Palmer story. It was a special day. Thank you all . It made a tough week better.

Yesterday a tragedy happened. We at the Enid Police Department never want anything like this to occur, but unfortunately it does. Police officers across the nation face this every day. Here in Enid it does not occur very often, as this is a wonderful community we serve. It was a tragedy, as officers were placed into a situation they did not want to be in. Ever. Our thoughts are with our officers, our dispatchers, and our employees, who did some hard jobs yesterday. Our thoughts are also with the young man who lost his life, and his family who was also severely impacted. We feel for them. We can’t take it back. We all wish it would have been another routine day; unfortunately it was not. I thank all of the officers and employees of this agency for being the professionals that they are, and serving this great community every day. Chief Brian O’Rourke

How big is the problem of crash-related injuries and deaths to drivers and passengers? Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S. Most crash-related deaths in the United States occur to drivers and passengers. For adults and older children (who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Yet millions do not buckle up on every trip. Deaths • A total of 23,714 drivers and passengers in passenger vehicles died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. • More than half (range: 53%-62%) of teens (13-19 years) and adults aged 20-44 years who died in crashes in 2016 were not buckled up at the time of the crash. Injuries • More than 2.6 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency department as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. • Young adult drivers and passengers (18-24) have the highest crash-related non-fatal injury rates of all adults. Costs • Non-fatal crash injuries to drivers and passengers resulted in more than $48 billion in lifetime medical and work loss costs in 2010

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign 2018 to Run Through Labor Day! The Enid Police Department will participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic enforcement campaign from August 17, 2018 to September 3, 2018. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,497 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2016. The enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 17 through September 3, 2018, sending national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, aimed to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways. The Labor Day holiday has become one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others on their way home from holiday festivities. During Labor Day weekend, many people choose to celebrate and enjoy themselves by having a few drinks, but even one too many increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle. Due to the increase in drunk-driving related fatalities during the holidays, the Enid Police Department will be out in force apprehending all drunk drivers and spreading the message that impaired driving will not tolerated. High visibility enforcement and sobriety checkpoints will be utilized to spread the message to the motoring public. Here are some tips to keep the holidays safe and happy; – One drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for DUI or worse – increase your chances of being involved in a crash. – If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver before the party begins. – If you have been drinking, DO NOT DRIVE. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation. Impaired driving is a choice you make and people get hurt or die as a result of that bad choice. If you fail to make a safe/ wise decision to call a sober friend for a ride, a cab, or family member versus driving while impaired, we will not fail in deciding to arrest you for impaired driving. Some people think that if they get stopped and suspected of DUI, they can just refuse a breath test to avoid the DUI charge. NOT TRUE!!! You can be arrested and will lose your driving privilege immediately. The only way to avoid a DUI charge is to DRIVE SOBER or DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER ahead of time.

OWNER CLAIMED HER KEYS A set of very distinguishable keys were located in the 1400 block of east Pine. They have been tagged into evidence at the ENID Police Department. They can be picked up between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

CRIMESTOPPERS: Theft from storage unit at Emrick's Van & Storage located at 3126 S. Van Buren. Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of this crime or any other crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 580-233-6233.

Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road  School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school. If You're Dropping Off Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. More children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location, according to the National Safe Routes to School program. The following apply to all school zones:  Don't double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles  Don't load or unload children across the street from the school  Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they're walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:  Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic  In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection  Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign  Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas  Don't honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way  Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians  Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way Sharing the Road with School Buses If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.  Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you're on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children  If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop  The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus  Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks Sharing the Road with Bicyclists On most roads, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as vehicles, but bikes can be hard to see. Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist.  When passing a bicyclist, proceed in the same direction slowly, and leave 3 feet between your car and the cyclist  When turning left and a bicyclist is approaching in the opposite direction, wait for the rider to pass  If you're turning right and a bicyclists is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signals  Watch for bike riders turning in front of you without looking or signaling; children especially have a tendency to do this  Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods  Watch for bikes coming from driveways or behind parked cars  Check side mirrors before opening your door By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely in school zones.

Enid Police Department responded to Atwoods in reference to fraudulent checks. Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of this crime or any other crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at: 580-233-6233. You can also text "Enid" and your tip to 274637.

Isela has been telling her mother she wants to be a police officer. Today her mother brought her to the station to see if she could meet an officer. Officer Rhyne brought Isela and her mother in and gave them a tour of our building, specialized units, and his patrol car. She was very excited. We will be watching for her application when she turns 21.

Courtney approached Enid Officer Dyer after he completed a traffic stop. She was looking for Officer Bonnett to say thanks. Courtney explained to Officer Dyer, a few years ago she was in a very bad place in her life and was addicted to heroin. She said Officer Bonnett had responded to an incident she was involved and recognized she was in the middle of a crisis. She said Officer Bonnett stayed with her and talked with her for an extended period of time and showed compassion for what she was going through. Courtney told Officer Dyer she gives Officer Bonnett credit for saving her life. She said she has been drug-free since that day. Officer Bonnett happened to be on duty so Officer Dyer called him over so Courtney to speak to him and take a photograph with him. Another reason I am proud to work with this great group of Officers. Thank you, Courtney, for sharing your story with us, and to Officer Court Bonnett for taking the time to serve your community the way it should be served.

These two precious young ladies brought in cookies for the officers. Thank you Addy and Lexie, they were delicious.

The Enid Public Library is having a program called “Lunch Bunch” from July 2 to August 10 at Champion Park. This program is intended to give kids positive experiences during the summer. Today Officer Rhyne and Officer Stadler were able to stop by and spend some time hanging out with the kids.

With the temperatures soaring and officers still responding to calls which often keeps them out in the heat, today the Downed Bikers Association had an entire pallet of bottled water delivered to the ENID Police Department to make sure officers had enough water to stay hydrated this summer. The ENID Police Department as a whole wants to thank them for keeping our officer’s safety in their thoughts.

Theft reported at Rock Island Liquor located at 2705 Rock Island. Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of this crime or any other crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233.

This was put out after a package was taken from the front porch of a residence. After the man in the photo saw the post he came to the Enid Police Department and explained what had happened. It has been determined this was not a criminal offense and the man in the photographs has done nothing wrong. We appreciate everyone’s assistance in this, but the case is closed.

Bicycle Safety As you might expect, when a crash occurs between motor vehicle and a bike, it is the cyclist who is most likely to be injured. Bicyclists accounted for 2.2 percent of all traffic deaths in 2016. Bicyclist deaths occurred most often between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. (20%) and in urban areas (71%). The vast majority of bicyclists killed were male (84%) and the largest number of males injured were between 55 to 59 years old. Alcohol was a factor in 29 percent of traffic crashes in which the bicyclist (or driver) had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher, the illegal alcohol level in all States. A large percentage of crashes can be avoided if motorists and cyclists follow the rules of the road and watch out for each other. Drivers: Share the Road People on bicycles have the same rights as people behind the wheel. And the same responsibilities. • Yield to bicyclists as you would motorists and do not underestimate their speed. This will help avoid turning in front of a bicyclist traveling on the road or sidewalk, often at an intersection or driveway. • In parking lots, at stop signs, when packing up, or when parking, search your surroundings for other vehicles, including bicycles. • Drivers turning right on red should look to the right and behind to avoid hitting a bicyclist approaching from the right rear. Stop completely and look left-right-left and behind before turning right on red. • Obey the speed limit, reduce speed for road conditions and drive defensively to avoid a crash with a cyclist. • Give cyclists room. Do not pass too closely. Pass bicyclists as you would any other vehicle—when it’s safe to move over into an adjacent lane.