Micah Choquette

Oklahoma auditor criticizes Creek County land purchase

March 1, 2016

The audit also found the county had to pay $73,302 in interest unnecessarily on the purchase because paperwork wasn’t filed in a timely manner with the county clerk. The state auditor on Monday criticized Creek County commissioners, saying they violated the state constitution when they acquired 226 acres in 2013. “Ultimately, the problem we have […]

Facebook helps Sapulpa, Tulsa police in capturing robbery suspect

February 26, 2016

  A man believed to be involved in an armed robbery at a Sapulpa motel was arrested in a joint effort by police in Tulsa late Wednesday. Sapulpa police Maj. Mike Reed said undercover officers were conducting surveillance on a Toyota RAV4 about 10:40 p.m. when it entered Tulsa city limits. The vehicle was connected […]

Senator Bingman responds to questions on consolidation bill

February 25, 2016

Shortly before we posted our first story on Senate Bill 1382—a bill that, like a few others, proposes consolidating dependent schools districts with the larger districts they serve—we reached out to the author, Senator Brian Bingman, for responses to a few questions we had about the bill. Nearly a full month later, he’s responded in a […]

Sapulpa residents fight duplex construction, say it will increase traffic and crime

February 24, 2016

The Sapulpa Metro Area Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve the rezoning of 40 lots near West Fife Avenue and North Gray Street, which would allow developers to build single family homes and duplexes. The Sapulpa City Council still has to approve the plan, but the developer is hoping to use the land to build […]

Deputies Make Arrest In Stolen Kellyville Fire Truck

February 23, 2016

Creek County deputies arrested a 21-year-old man Tuesday morning on a number of complaints, including malicious injury to property. The stolen truck was a Kellyville fire tanker truck and the building where it was being stored is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The Creek County Undersheriff says a group of guys in their 20s […]

Neighbors fight dirt pit expansion proposal in Sapulpa

February 23, 2016

Editor’s Note: Sapulpa Times will be releasing a full story on this later today. —   Sapulpa residents said they do not want a dirt pit expansion there. A commission will vote on whether or not to allow the expansion on what is now a golf course. Residents said the land should be used for […]

Fraud Suspect Arrested In Sapulpa

February 23, 2016

  A Sequoyah County man – who deputies suspect bough t over $130,000 in vehicles with other people’s identities – is in jail. Sheriff Ron Lockhart says they arrested Bronson Thurman in Sapulpa Friday. Police say he bought the cars from two different Tulsa dealerships. Lockhart said Turman, who used to live in Sallisaw, used […]

Stolen Kellyville Fire Truck Found Stuck In Mud Near Heyburn Lake

February 23, 2016

Authorities are investigating after finding a Kellyville Fire Department tanker truck stuck in the mud near Heyburn Lake early Tuesday. Fire officials say the truck had been parked at fire station #2 down the road. They believe someone broke into the station and stole the military-surplus truck. It was found at about 4 a.m. near the lake […]

Sapulpa auto museum, industrial park, signs of good things to come

February 22, 2016

SAPULPA — With a downturn in oil prices comes a double-edged sword — it’s good for consumers, and bad for energy companies. Sapulpa has found itself right in the crossroads. Many of its energy-based businesses will feel the adverse effect of cheaper gasoline; however, more people could flock to the city to be a part […]

UPDATE: Driver of van involved in U.S. 75 crash says passengers released from hospital

February 22, 2016

The van belongs to Green Country Teen Challenge for Men, a faith-based program in Sapulpa. Chet Biggs, the executive director of the Green Country Teen Challenge for Men, said eight of his students were hospitalized following the crash, which occurred about 9 p.m. on U.S. 75. Those students were released from the hospital Monday morning, […]