Lawton Police Department
Crime Reporting Definitions

If you do not see your crime listed below, you can not file a report online. Please call 580-581-3272 to have an officer dispatched to meet with you.

Please see the bottom of the page for the link to the Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Report.
Incident Type
Definition
Examples
Misdemeanor

Certain misdemeanor crimes will not be investigated when the suspect is known to the victim. However for statistic purposes, we still ask that you file a report and follow the attached instructions.

When you know the identity of the suspect.

It is the victim’s responsibility to follow up with the City Prosecutor’s office in order to file charges. The victim may pick up a citizens statement form from the front desk of the Lawton Police Department or the City Prosecutor’s office and submit that form to the City Prosecutor’s office weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

The suspects name and address must be known before charges can be filed. Any additional information such as race and gender ensures the proper person is being accused. The prosecutor will determine if your case has merit and whether further legal action is warranted. If a warrant is issued, the suspect will be afforded the opportunity to make bond and a court date will be set.

Unless the suspect pleads guilty to the charges and waives a trial, you and any witnesses you have provided may be subpoenaed for court to offer testimony.

  • Assault-Simple
  • Damage to Property
  • Harassment
  • Larceny – Petit (less than $500.00)
  • Embezzlement (less than $500.00)
  • Noise Complaints
  • Threats
Assault - Simple

All assaults and attempted assaults which are not of an aggravated nature and do not result in serious injury to the victim. Each victim will need to complete a separate report.

Assaults that are domestic in nature can not be reported online. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family or cohabitation.

  • Someone used their hands, fists or feet to strike you
  • Someone punched you in the face
  • Someone kicked you during a verbal argument

Burglary

  • Residence
  • Business
  • Vehicle
The unlawful entry of, or attempt to enter, a structure or vehicle to commit a felony or theft.
  • A suspect broke into or entered a building and stole property from inside
  • A suspect broke into your home by force and took items
  • A suspect broke into your vehicle and stole something.
  • A suspect attempted to break into your residence, building or vehicle.
Damage to Property The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property to include vehicles.
  • Graffiti painted on a building or vehicle
  • Someone knocked over or damaged your mailbox
  • Someone threw a rock through a window
  • Someone keyed your vehicle

 

Forgery

 

 

 

Fraud

 

 

 

Embezzlement

  • The altering, copying, or imitating of something, without authority or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine; or the selling, buying, or possession of an altered, copied, or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or defraud. If this report is over a forged or fraudulent check, you must also print and complete our Check Fraud Form. Complete instructions as to completing the Check Fraud Form can be found on the Check Fraud Form Guidelines page.

 

  • The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or other entity in reliance upon it to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right. Fraudulent conversion and obtaining of money or property by false pretenses.

 

  • The unlawful misappropration or misapplication by an offender to their own use or purpose of money, property, or some other thing of value entrusted to their care, custody, or control.
  • Someone signs your name to one of your personal or business checks
  • Someone writes you a stolen or counterfeit check
  • Someone uses a stolen credit card to pay for merchandise or services
  • Somone utilizes your businesses services and leaves without paying
  • Someone uses your credit card or ATM card to obtain services
  • Someone took business property/money while they were employed by you.
Harassment

Repeated and unwanted phone calls or verbal harassment, of an annoying, harassing or threatening nature.

This does not include calls attempting to obtain or extort money from you.

  • Person(s) verbally harasses you while walking
  • Neighbor verbally harasses you
  • Person(s) calls and immediately hangs up
  • Person(s) calls and uses obscene language
  • Person(s) calls several times without leaving a message
Identity Theft Obtaining someone else's personal identifying information and using it to obtain credit, goods or services.
  • Someone obtains a credit card using your Social Security Number
  • Someone obtains phone service using your personal information

Larceny

  • Grand
  • Petit

The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or construction of another. All thefts and attempted thefts of posseion of another. This will include Pick Pocket, Purse Snatching, Shoplifting, Vehicle Accessory, Bicycle, Coin Operated Machine and all other larcenies. This also includes the removal of property from the bed of your pickup, from a building or from your residence if the person was allowed in.

Grand Larceny: When the property taken is of value exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or when such property, although not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), is taken from the person of another.

Petit Larceny: Any other larceny is petit larceny.

  • A person took your purse from you
  • A person took your bicycle
  • A person took your wallet from your coat/pants
  • A person took accessories from the exterior of your vehicle
  • A person took items from a business that is open to the general public or house they were permitted to be in
Lost Property

When property is missing or lost.

This will not include property that you believe was stolen from you.

  • Property that was left in a restaurant or business and was not turned into management
  • Property that is missing from home, work or a car
  • Property that you may have dropped or misplaced
Noise Complaint Any type of loud and/or annoying noise that is ongoing and is not suspected of something that would require immediate response in order to prevent harm or danger to a person or persons property.
  • Ongoing problem with loud music coming from inside a house or vehicle
  • Ongoing problem with a residence, business or vehicle alarm going off several times a day
  • Ongoing problem with dog barking
  • Ongoing problem with loud motorcycles or vehicle in the area
Threats The threat of one person to do harm to another.
  • These threats can be made in person, by telephone, email, mail or any other method of contact.
To go to the Online Reporting Form, click the button below. Please make sure you have all information including names, addresses and phone numbers, if known, and also vehicle description, tag number, color, type and style if applicable. The more accurate and detailed you can make your report, the sooner it will be reviewed.