TULSA - Since Monday, a special Tulsa Police Department operation designed to track down people with outstanding municipal warrants began.
In its first three days, it managed to track down suspects in 250 0f those warrants.
Of course, that leaves them with roughly 92,000 more to go -- an almost unbelievably high number of outstanding misdemeanors which isn't helping the city's financial situation.
Municipal violations are all misdemeanors, and largely consist of parking or moving violations.
Failure to deal with the court, however, can lead to arrest, and jail.
But police say if people will simply come in voluntarily, get themselves on the docket, and talk with a judge, they can work out a payment plan and won't have to worry about getting arrested.
Thursday evening, the municipal court will stay open for extended hours, until 8:00 p.m., to allow as many people as possible extra time to come in and take care of municipal warrants.
Needless to say, working out a payment plan, avoiding jail, and not having to deal with police showing up at one's home or workplace would be three very good reasons to take advantage of the offer from the city while it lasts.