Shawnee remained relatively quiet during the Memorial Day weekend with the exception of a few incidents, Police Chief Russell Frantz said.

Among those exceptions were a police pursuit that ended with the suspect wrecking his car, a fight between two males that ended with the use of a taser by Shawnee police and a report of a discarded pipe that required bomb squad personnel to be called.


Shawnee remained relatively quiet during the Memorial Day weekend with the exception of a few incidents, Police Chief Russell Frantz said.
Among those exceptions were a police pursuit that ended with the suspect wrecking his car, a fight between two males that ended with the use of a taser by Shawnee police and a report of a discarded pipe that required bomb squad personnel to be called.
The pursuit occurred after police officer John Goss witnessed a car, traveling north on North Tucker Street, run a stop sign at East Independence and North Tucker Street and traveling a high rate of speed, as indicated in a police report filed by Goss.
The vehicle allegedly failed to stop for Goss and after making several turns throughout town, collided with a parked vehicle on North Minnesota. There the suspect was placed under arrest for driving under the influence, attempting to elude a police officer and resisting arrest.
The fight, which allegedly involved the use of nunchucks and included a window being broken at the scene, occurred Sunday morning on the 900 block of East Farrall. Officers responding to the call ended up chasing a suspect on foot near the 900 block of East Bentley.
After police yelled for the suspect to “stop, police,” the suspect allegedly continued to run and was then stopped by use of taser to the back. REACT responders removed the taser probes from the suspect and the suspect was transported to Unity Health Center for injuries believed to be from the earlier fight, the report stated.
The suspect was arrested on complaints of malicious injury to private property, public drunkenness, assault and battery and resisting arrest.
The third event involved a suspicious object found by Oklahoma Baptist University security officers near a dumpster in the parking lot directly east of Unity Health Center’s emergency department.
The object was described as a 2-inch PVC pipe with caps on both ends. Responding officers contacted Oklahoma Highway Patrol who issued their bomb squad to the location.
The bomb squad removed the pipe after unsuccessfully attempting to burst it, and Shawnee Fire Department was advised to stand by while the pipe was further inspected.
The pipe did not appear to contain any wires or otherwise appear harmful, according to the report.
Frantz said the pipe was filled with concrete and appeared to be a discarded item.