Tulsa Police: 2 Kids Run Away From Home, Claim They Were Abused


Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 7:10 pm
By: News On 6


After hours of knocking on doors, police say Tulsa two boys reported missing have been found safe.

Police said the 10- and 12-year-olds told them they ran away from home because they were being abused. Sand Springs Police said DHS is involved and decided to let the boys go home with their mother.

Tulsa Police spent hours knocking on doors at the Sunset Plaza Apartments. Searching for two boys, ages 12 and 10, who they say ran away from home and had been gone more than 24 hours. Officers checked places the boys liked to play, apartments they would visit.

Hours later, Sand Springs Police say they responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart.

"Just necessary items like clothing, a little bit of candy," said Sand Springs Police Sgt Mark Willits, “They left their home due to some abuse issues, and I guess they were trying to stock up because they weren't intending to go back home anytime soon - that's what they told us."

Police say the boys rode a bike and scooter from Tulsa to Sand Springs.

“Definitely good news. As a father myself it's always good news to hear that your kids whatever the situation are found and that their well-being is okay," said Tulsa Police Cpl Dennis Smith.

Both of the boys have medical issues which was concerning, according to police. While in DHS custody, the boys were watching movies and eating McDonalds. 

"As a father myself, it's always good news to hear that your kids, whatever the situation, are found and that their well-being is okay," said Tulsa Police Cpl. Dennis Smith.