Police: Man Driving Van Wanted In Connection With Weekend Stalking Incidents

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 3:05 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City Police are looking for a man who may be stalking women in Northwest Oklahoma City.

Police received two separate reports from women over the weekend, saying a man driving a white "Carrier" van tried to approach them, run them over, and reportedly drew a gun on one of the women.

Police reports state the first happened early Saturday, June 18, in the Crown Heights area. Two women jogging along Shartel Avenue said they noticed a man driving slowly on the other side of the road. They figure he was just looking for a particular address so, they paid him no mind. Moments later, they heard someone speed up behind them and hit them, knocking them to the ground.

"He argued with them," said Msgt. Gary Knight. "One of the women actually struck him, he drove away."

According to the police report, a neighbor in the area saw the truck and tried to help the women who were hit, but he did not get a good look at the man's face. He was also not able to see the van's license plate. All they know it that the older white van had a "Carrier Express" logo with a leaf in the middle printed on the side, and a ladder rack. 

Police checked with the business and it said the suspected van was not one of their current trucks in use.

Hours from the first incident, a woman walking her dog near NW 12th and Ellison said a man driving the same white van kept trying to talk to her, and then pulled a gun on her and tried to force her into the van. She ran for help and he got away.

If you have any information about this crime, you care encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.