Police Identify Men Arrested After Chase Through North Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma - Police have identified two men they arrested following a high-speed chase through north Tulsa Tuesday morning.
TPD have identified the two men as Enrique Cueto, 23, and Oscar Madrid, 31.
Madrid was arrested on multiple complaints including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, no seatbelt, eluding, resisting arrest, driving under revocation, no insurance and speeding in a construction zone, according to the police report.
Cueto was arrested on complaints of resisting arrest and public intoxication, the report states.
The chase began at Pine and Harvard when police tried to make a traffic stop at 9:25 a.m.
Police were trying to pull over a silver SUV when it sped off. Madrid and Cueto were inside the SUV and when officers attempted to pull them over the vehicle just kept going. Madrid didn't speed away but refused to stop the SUV, police say.
Video shot from Osage SkyNews 6 HD shows Madrid hanging out of the window looking relaxed, smoking and even drinking something out of a can.
"We didn't have any indication that he was armed but because of the nature of the stop we always assume that could be a possibility," said TPD Cpl. Patrick McLain.
At one point during the chase, children were outside playing at Academy Central School but they were quickly rushed back inside where police say the school went on lockdown until the two men were taken into custody.
The SUV eventually drove into a neighborhood near Union and North Seminole, and the chase ended in the area behind Academy Central School in the Gilcrease Hills neighborhood. The pair then ditched the SUV on Vancouver Street before running into the wooded area behind the school.
Osage SkyNews 6 HD showed live pictures of one of the men running a short distance then sitting down and waiting for police to arrest him.
Police said they believe that man, Cueto, was the passenger. A short time later they arrested the second suspect, believed to be Madrid, the driver, at about 10:05 a.m.
Police say the SUV belongs to Best Choice Motors and are checking to see if the car was stolen.
No word yet on if alcohol may have played a factor.