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TPD: Burglary suspect arrested after climbing roof of business to avoid police

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 11:58:42-04

Tense moments for Tulsa Police officers after a burglary suspect climbed to the top of a business.

Officers were called to a convenience store near 31st and Mingo this morning after the suspect -- Jeremiah Hobbs -- eventually went up into the roof.

Officers, along with Tulsa fire crews, worked to get Hobbs down.

Police say they had some essential equipment to help end the situation.

"We used a ballistic shields and various other tools," Cpl. Joshua Showman said. "We borrowed a thermal camera from the fire department, which assisted with locating the suspect in the attic/crawl space area."

Hobbs is now facing charges of burglary and resisting arrest.

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