The Tulsa World is reporting on the arrest & booking of an 18 year old youth who was seen on multiple video accounts of looting vandalism, & inciting others, in the wider scale crime spree which some activists insisted was just a peaceful & constitutionally protected protest.
The event heated up around 9pm when the first storefronts were smashed at Memorial Drive, just north of 71st St. In the Woodland Hills Shopping District.
Police had all the unruly crowd concentrated in the closed off street near the west entrance to the Woodland Hills Mall complex. Ocassional tear gas was used to encourage the activists to disperse. Police had declared the assembly to be unlawful, since a felony investigation was in progress at the scene of the Autozone Auto Parts store.
Sadly, the activists did disperse in multiple directions and began their mass vandalism and evidently some suspected looting. This failure played out live on several media outlets. The police simply did not have the manpower to contain the rowdy group, And were even less effective at protecting the community when the activists split up in multiple directions.
It only took a few minutes for Tulsa Police to see their tactical blunder. This immediately led to the Oklahoma National Guard being deployed to the scene, but it them took at least an hour more to get some measure of containment. Then another hour was used, to condense vandals, looters, and the remnant of abstaining activists to the intersection of 71st & Memorial Drive and adjacent parking lots.
By this time the commercial media had shut off their live video coverage. Only 'The Frontier' remained live on facebook, withCliff Adcock's embedded stream. At about 12:30am, Cliff had to end his video stream when the tear gas debilitated him. He was fleeing the intersection and seeking the assistance of a colleague, Kassie McClung, also with the Frontier, but tweeting from behind law enforcement perimeters.
Richard Berumen is just one of the many arrested in the early morning hours. We checked online records and found a local social media acct. for a very similar identity, but we cannot confirm it, yet.
There appears to also be some possible California family connection, but that also is not yet confirmed.
The young male photo appears to have been posted more than a year ago, on the somewhat abandoned Facebook acct.