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Sticky-fingered suspect allegedly stole jewelry worth thousands

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say they are looking for an alleged sticky-fingered suspect who is accused of stealing jewelry from two separate stores on the same day.

On Tuesday, officers were called to Kohls after workers reported the theft of a $9,000 gold ring.

According to the police affidavit, workers say a man walked up to the jewelry counter and asked to hold the ring.

When it was handed to him, the man allegedly ran out of the store.

A short time later, authorities were called to JC Penney at Penn Square Mall for a similar crime.

According to the police report, a man asked an associate at the jewelry counter to see a diamond ring that was worth about $3,800.

After getting the ring, the man allegedly sprinted through the store to the doors.

The suspect is described as a white man, standing about 6-feet-tall, weighing 190 pounds with a medium build.

Fast Food Fail: Alleged car thieves caught on camera in drive-thru

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police are on the hunt for a classic car.

Police say over the weekend, a crook ransacked a home on the city’s southwest side and stole a rare 1968 Chevy Camaro.

The stolen Camaro is valued at least 85 thousand dollars, but the owner says it’s worth a lot more than that in memories.

“It’s a 1968 Camaro.  There are not too many of them and this one was mine,” said the owner Billy Hare.  “It was special.”

Billy Hare owns several Camaros from the 1960′s, but the missing car he personally rebuilt by hand with his son-in-law.

“It has a lot of value both monetarily and sentimentally,” said Hare. “I started from scratch with it and rebuilt it with all new parts into a new car.”

The suspect also stole Hare’s Cadillac Escalade.

Police seeking information after business taken to cleaners

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say they want to speak to a man who may know something about a burglary at a car cleaning business.

On Feb. 16, officers were called to Red Carpet, located in the 6400 block of N. May, after employees reported money missing from the office.

Authorities say an office drawer had been pried open and cash taken.

Surveillance cameras captured a man walking around the office around the time of the burglary.

If you have any information on the crime, call CrimeStoppers at (405) 235-7300.

Suspect on loose after chase ends with fiery crash into Oklahoma City home

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a suspect on the run after a chase in a stolen car ended in a fiery crash overnight.

Officials said a Nichols Hills police officer noticed people inside a car parked near northwest 63rd St. ducked down when he looked in their direction.

When the officer pulled up behind the car the driver sped off leading police on a short chase.

The chase ended with the car plowing through a fence and slamming into a house near N.W. 44th and Villa in Oklahoma City.

The car caught fire and two men inside the car ran.

Fire crews put out the fire before it spread to the house where a woman was sleeping inside.

She was not injured.

Officials caught one of the suspects but the other is still at large.

If you have any information officials would like to speak with you.

You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.

Oklahoma City mother accused of neglecting kids while receiving state childcare funds

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City mother is accused of neglecting her children by forcing them to live in filth.

At the same time, the suspect admitted to receiving thousands of dollars from the state to take care of her kids.

This all came to light Monday night.

That’s when two kids, a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old, were found wandering near the Oklahoma River.

The boys told police their adopted mother forced them to live in terrible conditions on  taxpayers’ money.

Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “The officer noted in the report that there were horrible, horrible living conditions.”

According to the police report, in addition to no running water, the toilet and bathtub were filled with human feces.

Also, the home had no food in the cabinets and only a mold infested fridge

Alleged drunk driver arrested after Oklahoma City high-speed chase, ditching shotgun

OKLAHOMA CITY – An alleged drunk driver is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase through south Oklahoma City overnight.

The chase ended with the suspect, 29-year-old Raymundo Vargas Quintanilla, spinning out near S.W. 24th St. and Penn.

Officials said they tried to pull over a driver near 25th and Kentucky when the car took off.

They used a tactical maneuver to stop the car but the suspect ran from the vehicle and ditched a sawed off shotgun.

Deputies arrested the suspect and found open containers of alcohol in his car.

The suspect, who has not been identified, is expected to face multiple charges including driving under the influence.

Charges:

*Aggravated eluding a peace officer
*Possession of sawed off shotgun
*Operate a motor vehicle without a license
*Obstructing an officer
*DUI
*Left of center
*Transporting an open container