Yukon Police

Yukon man accused of kidnapping, shooting wife

  A Yukon man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly kidnapped his wife and shot her. Howard Alexander Santacruz, 32, is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, domestic abuse, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest following an incident that occurred Nov. 22. The report on the arrest was…

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Christmas with a Cop builds bond with kids

By Chris Eversole The Yukon Police Department helped make Christmas merrier Saturday for 32 children through its Christmas with a Cop event. State troopers and volunteers from Yukon’s Citizens’ Police Academy and the National Honor Society at Yukon High School helped provide presents for the children and their families. The day began with a breakfast…

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OKC man accused of targeting Yukon store for burglary

An Oklahoma City man who was free on bond while awaiting a manslaughter trial in Oklahoma County is now facing additional charges after authorities said he tried to burglarize the Yukon Target store. Yukon police Maj. Mitch Hoskins said Tanner Watts, 20, was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. Monday after leading officers on a foot…

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Yukon man accused in friend’s drug overdose death

A Yukon man who allegedly provided drugs that led to a friend’s death has been charged with first-degree murder. Jeffrey Burton Harper, 26, is charged in connection with the death of Brandon Schofield, who died July 6 at Harper’s home, 213 Paul Ave. According to a court affidavit, Harper picked up Schofield earlier in the…

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Pair’s arrest expected to clear dozens of burglaries

The Oklahoma City Police Department has arrested two suspects in connection with a series of auto burglaries in Oklahoma City, Yukon and Bethany. Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department say John Bentley, 28, and Michael Pratt, 24, were arrested Sept. 8 after authorities received a tip on their CrimeStopper’s line in regards to someone…

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Yukon tax provides firearms, new vehicles for police

A 2004 sales tax is paying dividends for local law enforcement, city officials said. More than 50 new firearms as well as seven new police vehicle have been added to the police department using funds that were approved by voters 2004. The so-called PEST fund, which stands for Public Employees Sales Tax fund, helped pay…

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Yukon PD to purchase new vehicles, equipment

The Yukon Police Department will be purchasing seven new police Tahoes. City Council members approved a loan from Yukon National Bank (YNB) to purchase seven outfitted 2016 police Tahoes. The loan has a two percent interest rate for a term of 36 months, as recommended by Police Chief John Corn. This will be the first…

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YPD asks for people to be safe on NYE

As is always the case during the holiday period that closes out each year, there are festive and celebratory events they can also turn deadly. Yukon Police John Corn said New Year’s Eve can be dangerous because of motorists who choose to drink and drive. “Extra patrols will be out in force this coming weekend…

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