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Two arrested after Claremore standoff

Posted: 1:46 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-30 23:18:37Z

CLAREMORE, Okla. -- Two people have been arrested after a standoff in Claremore on Friday.

Claremore Police say two young men barricaded themselves inside a home with the items they had stolen from neighbors. 

Tanner Martin, who was one of those neighbors, came out to find his driver's side window shattered.

“It’s crazy I didn’t use to do that when I was a kid," Martin said. "They just don't have respect for people's property. It’s sad I guess, but what can you do.” 

Claremore Police believe 21-year-old Justin Blue, and a juvenile, took part in multiple thefts Thursday night and early this morning. 

Police say both individuals fled to a house and refused to come out. 

Officers set up a perimeter and eventually, the juvenile surrendered.

Officers said they found a stolen firearm in his possession. 

Blue stayed inside, so police shot pepper balls through the front window. 

After five hours, Blue came outside peacefully.  

Other victims have come forward. More than $2,000 worth of electronics were taken from one person home. 

Blue had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Rogers County and Claremore police say he will face a stolen property charge. 

The juvenile faces a stolen firearm charge — and possibly more. 

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