OHP investigating Colbert

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

COLBERT, Okla. -- OHP is now stepping in to investigate if Colbert police illegally pulled criminal backgrounds. Durant police reported former Colbert police chief John Polston used the OLETS system to receive personal information on several Colbert citizens.

OLETS is a program used by a 911 board to receive background checks.

One of those record-checks led to the arrest of council member Maurice Robinson-- ten minutes before a meeting set to discuss Polston's termination.

Durant police chief Gary Rudick suspended Colbert's use of the system...because any misuse could jeopardize their OLETS license. The Durant police department operates the 911 board for Bryan County. Rudick later reinstated Colbert's access.

"I hope justice be done that's the main thing and where these things won't happen to anybody else," said Robinson, who is serving as the acting mayor until one is decided. Former mayor Randall Gorman did not seek reelection.

OHP officials expect the investigation to take about thirty days.

In a separate investigation, OHP officials are determining if Colbert is a possible speed-trap. Oklahoma officials deem an area a speed trap if more than half of the town's revenue comes from speeding tickets.

No word when on the results of this investigation.


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  • by Me Location: Colbert on Apr 30, 2007 at 09:42 PM
    Michelle should resign. Thats where the problems is coming from! The secret meetings between the 3 council members isnt right either.
  • by Satan's Little Helper Location: Near on Apr 28, 2007 at 03:34 PM
    I'm Back! Well, personally Richard Parrish and Michelle Weger need to be NOWHERE near the Mayor or Vice-Mayor seat. There was an odd sense of order, which is not usual at a Colbert meeting, at the last "emergency" meeting. Maurice Robinson should be the new Mayor of Colbert! Maybe the OHP investigating John Polston, and the officers under him, will show the people that he does not need to be re-hired and neither does anyone else fired or "not hired" from Colbert. This will indeed open doors for new people within our controversial little job market and slam the cell doors for those that deserve to have to carry "soap-on-a-rope." Well, that's it for now.
  • by OML handbook Location: oklahoma on Apr 28, 2007 at 11:28 AM
    The OML states that An Emergency Meeting Can be held, You have to give an reasonable amount of time to the public that a Emergency meeting is going to take place. By posting on radio,news or any means of telling the public whats on the Emergency agenda. Was there emergency agenda done MR. Robinson you new when you came to the Meeting what you was planning to do. Why didnt you post the Emergency agenda on the Door. Also An Emergency Meeting Can only discuss The emergency. There was several things discussed. Also The OML handbook states that When the public speaks you ask for a name and Address. Only the Citizens of the Town can speak if they signed the sheet. I seen several people that didnt live in colbert speaking. That is a violation Mr. Robertson. Maybe thats why one of the council members left. He new it was Illegal Meeting.
  • by look Location: colbert on Apr 28, 2007 at 09:54 AM
    why doint you look insted of reading first off why isit that none of the office people want the new ones in i wander why is it because thay have somthing to hide. makes you wander all of you take what the old councel say but when thay was doing illegal meetings it was allright. well i guess we no who you are. the point is the vice mayor and the ones in the front does not want the new councel in to find out anything .go figure so what is there to hide that is so bad randel keep pulling on the strings. you know what im talking about
  • by Me Location: Oklahoma on Apr 27, 2007 at 05:05 PM
    It might have been wrong for the councilman to been driving, but it was wrong for his criminal record to been runned to find out about him
  • by Get over it!! Location: COLBERT!!! on Apr 27, 2007 at 02:58 PM
    I would just like to say "Out with the OLD and in with the NEW" get over it and let the new people do their job and get our town back to normal and off of the news every night. Heck let them have a chance, who knows maybe they are the ones who know what is going on....
  • by BAD RAP Location: OKLAHOMA on Apr 27, 2007 at 02:13 PM
    Why is it always the Police that get blamed for everyone else's problems. Maybe if so many people would quit speeding there wouldn't be a need for some many speeding tickets to be written. Most of the people who are guilty of this are the ones that do the most complaining because they get caught. Also if the councilman was driving illegally why are the police the ones to blame, he should be the one you should be blaming.
  • by guess who Location: colbert on Apr 27, 2007 at 01:14 PM
    Colbert is the laughing stalk of oklahoma thanks Michelle....Why are you trying to fire, rehire, and vote for mayor and vice mayor before your first regular meeting? Michelle you do know that if you fire all the office clerks who is going pay bills and print your check? You or any member of the council can't do that. Let me guess you will hire Brandy next. What a joke. Doesn't it seem a little odd that Michelle and Richard were at DB's house after the meeting on monday and then on Tuesday Michelle put on the new agenda to hire DB as chief? Richard if you have better things to do then listen to the citizens of Colbert that you are suppose to represent why are you even on the council. You are there to serve the citizens. Maurice I hope that you become Mayor we need someone who knows what they are doing in there and it is obvious that neiter Michelle or Richard knows what is going on.
  • by Proud Location: Calera on Apr 27, 2007 at 01:04 PM
    First of all go pull the tickets on the so called speed trap town of CALERA. See if there are any under 65 mph. The speed limit is 55 most of the tickets are for 75 and up. And stop trying to compare CALERA with COLBERT, there is a world of difference.
  • by just another okie Location: oklahoma on Apr 27, 2007 at 12:34 PM
    I think all of you are correct in saying Colbert & Calera are speed traps...and as for the so called city council in Colbert..thats a joke I only know of a couple of people on the counsil that is honestly trying to help the citizens of Colbert..the other 3 sound as if they are trying to benifit themselves. I was at the meeting the other night and it was apperant to me when Galena started to speak that Michelle got up and walked out of the meeting. What was that for? I asked myself..hmmmm the only answer I could come up with was she must be guilty of something or she is trying to hide something.. then Richard gets up and says he has better things to do.. and that this was an illegal meeting.. wrong again.. because your Vice Mayor Maurice called an emergency meeting therefore it was legal.. I agree I think all new counsil members need to read the OLM handbook and learn the rules and regulations for preparing meetings. Can't be that hard unless you need the handbooks for dummies on City Counsil Meetings.. OHHHH and what about the letters sent from OML.. I thought you had to be voted in for the Mayor and Vice Mayor position... maybe I am wrong but I don't think so.. well I can tell you this I will be at the next meeting just to see the expressions on the faces of counsil memebers when they get caught in their lies AGAIN... HOW FUNNY COLBERT IS THE LAUGHING STALK OF OKLAHOMA
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