BB Gun Suspects Arrested
Friday, July 13th 2007, 6:24 am
By: News On 6
There are new developments on the string of shootings that left owners frustrated and cars and businesses without windows. Police say they arrested that group of men, who continued their spree overnight. The News On 6â€™s Carina Sonn reports officers say, what's even more shocking is two of them recently enlisted in the Army and were wearing uniforms.
Police say the men are part of the group who went on a reckless two-day shooting spree, causing thousands of dollars in damage and leaving local cars and businesses windowless.
"Tonight we were getting much of the same. Had received somewhere in the neighborhood of a dozen calls for vandalism with a BB gun," said Tulsa Police Cpl. Mark Shelton.
Those calls provided a good vehicle description, and officers were able to stop the suspects' car early Friday morning. In it, police found BB guns, wrist rockets, empty CO2 cartridges and more than 1,000 BBs.
Travis Anderson, Jesse Roberts and John Bluejacket were booked on counts of malicious mischief. Police also arrested a minor. He was later released to his parents. Officials are still trying to piece together all of the locations that were vandalized. They include six stores near 31st and Sheridan, a business at 21st and Mingo, as well as others overnight.
"Glass was all over the store and the floor and everything," said store owner James Wohner.
For Wohner, the damage has already been done. He was left with a mess of glass and rain water on Thursday morning, just one of a dozen businesses that were targeted.
"The main thing is, I don't think the young people realize ten cents for an air rifle bullet, or something like that, can cost us $1,000 a window," said store owner David Cox,
Big costs that could mean big consequences for everyone.
Police say Garret Yardley was also involved. Officers say he helped them point out locations that were hit. He has not yet been charged.
The men are also suspects in shootings in Bixby and Broken Arrow.
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