Norman Police Arrest One in connection to Vehicle Theft

The Norman Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at approximately 12:10 p.m. on February 9 in the 600 block of 12th Avenue NE. Video surveillance showed an unknown female enter and drive off in the vehicle with the vehicle owner's dog inside. 

The vehicle was later spotted by an off-duty NPD officer who followed the vehicle until officers could arrive. Once in the area, officers attempted to make a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of 24th Avenue NW and Dakota Street. The suspect vehicle initially stopped but then continued northbound on 24th Avenue NW. The suspect then turned westbound onto Tee Drive where the officer completed a successful tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) maneuver. The suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Tileah Williams, was taken into custody without further incident.

Upon a search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of a controlled dangerous substance as well as evidence that the suspect had stole medication prescribed to the victim and inside the vehicle at the time of the theft. The owner's dog was unable to be located at the time of the arrest. 

Williams was transported to the Cleveland County Detention Center on complaints of larceny of auto, larceny/burglary of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), larceny of a domestic animal, possession of CDS, eluding a peace officer, and driving without a valid driver's license.