Man arrested after stealing car with two kids inside

Published: 01/12/2019, 10:32 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) On Friday at 7:35PM, Dispatch received a call from a third party stating that they believed that a vehicle was just stolen from a store at 4538 Martin Luther King Blvd.  Another caller stated they witnessed the vehicle being stolen also and attempted to follow but lost sight.  Another caller stated they believed there were 2 children in the stolen vehicle. It was confirmed by the mother that her two children ages 4 and 5 were in the vehicle while she was in the store and she did not see who took the vehicle. Officers from GID and RID, 3rd shift and 1st shift responded to the area to assist.    Officers developed information that the vehicle was a 2005 Purple/Blue Chevrolet Malibu.  Officer Pablo Zuniga was at the intersection of Apache St and Lewis Ave. watching for the vehicle.  At 8:45PM he observed a vehicle matching the description proceed North on Lewis Ave from Apache St.  Officer Zuniga observed the children in the back seat and confirmed that it was the stolen vehicle by the tag number.    Officer Zuniga kept a distance and observed the vehicle.    The suspect’s speed was only about 30 MPH so the officer could keep the vehicle under surveillance.  The suspect pulled into Lucky Sam’s Store 3407 N Lewis Ave.  Officer Zuniga initiated a traffic stop and took the suspect into custody.  The children were not harmed and were returned to their mother.    The suspect Jarrod Gilliam was arrested and booked for 2 counts of Kidnapping AFCF, Larceny of a motor vehicle AFCF and Larceny from and motor vehicle. 


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