Crime Scene

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Lacie Marie Burch

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Homeowner catches intruder in the garage

NAME: Ricky Todd Smith

AGE: 23


CHARGE: First-degree burglary

NAME: Tyler Duane Chapman

AGE: 27


CHARGE: First-degree burglary

DETAILS: On May 27, Osage County Deputy Kyle Reese responded to 18886 Ranchland Road to talk with a homeowner whose property had been burglarized. The reporting party told Deputy Reese that he had awakened about 7 a.m. that day to the sound of his dogs barking. When the reporting party went to see what was making his dogs bark, he reportedly heard a “clunk noise” as if metal objects had been banged together in the garage area. The reporting party opened a walk-through door, which connects his home with the garage, and he allegedly observed Tyler Duane Chapman in his garage, looking at him. Chapman reportedly ran out the garage door and got into a white, extended-cab truck to leave the premises. Upon inspection of the premises, Deputy Reese reached the conclusion that Chapman had entered the garage by crawling through a doggie door. Skiatook police and Capt. Steve Talburt of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office reportedly located the suspect vehicle on Oklahoma 11, south of Oklahoma 20. Ricky Todd Smith reportedly told Deputy Reese that Tyler had come running out of the victim’s garage and told him to drive. In a hearing July 23 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Chapman. Also on July 23, the court entered a not guilty plea for Ricky Todd Smith.

Auto parts and personal items stolen

NAME: Roy Earnest Ogden Jr.

AGE: 29


CHARGE: Second-degree burglary

DETAILS: Osage County Deputy Rex Wikel on May 6 responded to 10049 Okesa Road to take a burglary report. Deputy Wikel learned that numerous parts were missing from a Jeep Liberty. Wikel also learned that a variety of items — jewelry, televisions, clothing, guitars and other items — had been stolen out of a residence. The burglary victim reportedly provided Wikel with screenshots of images posted on Facebook in which a suspect identified as Roy Ogden was wearing a bracelet and clothing that the victim identified as having come from the residence on Okesa Road. Osage County Investigator Terry York interviewed Ogden at the Osage County jail, and Ogden reportedly confessed that he had taken the parts off the Jeep Liberty and had entered the residence and taken items. In a hearing May 28 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Ogden. In a hearing 10 days earlier, on May 18, Ogden had pleaded not guilty to a charge of grand larceny filed against him in a separate Osage County felony case. Court records indicate that arrangements have been made for Ogden to participate in Drug Court.

Slipped in a hospital hallway

NAME: Lacie Marie Burch

AGE: 29


CHARGE: Attempted escape from arrest or detention

DETAILS: During a visit to the Pawhuska Hospital due to a reported seizure, Burch reportedly “jumped out of her hospital bed and ran out of the room and down the hallway.” Burch had been incarcerated at the Osage County jail at the time of her reported seizure. Burch reportedly slipped and fell in a hospital hallway as she was running. An officer who had been sitting in her hospital room helped her up off the floor and returned her to the room, and handcuffed her to the bed. Burch was soon released by the hospital and was returned to the Osage County jail. In a hearing June 1 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Burch. Her next court date is listed as July 31.

Baggies of suspected drugs found during vehicle inventory

NAME: Richard Corey Ostrander

AGE: 29


CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute; driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs; possession of a controlled dangerous substance; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; and unsafe lane use

DETAILS: Osage County deputy Martin Meek was on patrol about 3:29 p.m. May 30. His patrol vehicle was stopped near the intersection of 52nd West Avenue and 64th Place North. A motorist in a white sedan pulled up alongside Meek’s patrol vehicle and told him that she was talking to a 911 dispatcher about a possibly intoxicated driver that she had been traveling southbound behind on 52nd West Avenue. The reporting party pointed to a white Chevrolet Colorado pickup. Deputy Meek caught up to the Chevrolet Colorado and observed how well or poorly it was being driven. Meek reportedly watched as the Chevrolet Colorado partially crossed the center line of the road twice, and Meek also noted in a case affidavit that the Chevrolet Colorado swerved erratically. Meek conducted a traffic stop and talked with Richard Corey Ostrander, the driver of the Chevrolet Colorado. Meek reportedly observed “several indicators of possible intoxication” while talking with Ostrander. Meek then administered field sobriety testing. During the testing, he reportedly asked Ostrander if he had used methamphetamine or any other illegal drug. Ostrander reportedly said he had taken a couple of hits from a meth pipe earlier in the day. Ostrander also reportedly admitted that he uses heroin, but said it had been a day or so since he last used. During a pre-tow inventory of Ostrander’s vehicle, Meek reportedly located two sets of digital scales, as well as two plastic baggies containing a brown, solid substance suspected to be heroin, 15 individually wrapped baggies containing some of the brown substance suspected to be heroin, and four baggies containing a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. In a hearing June 1 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Ostrander.