Tahlequah Daily Press

December 17, 2013

Several theft arrests made


TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police took into custody several people who allegedly stole merchandise from Walmart over the weekend.

Chase A. Vann, 21, of Tahlequah, was arrested when he allegedly took a scooter, antenna and batteries from Walmart, carried them to the customer-service desk, and received cash for claiming he was “returning” the items. Vann was jailed for larceny from a retailer and obtaining money by false pretense.

Mary B. Rueda, 41, of Stilwell, was arrested Friday for allegedly pushing a cart out of Walmart without paying for more than $2,100 worth of merchandise.

Thomas R. Skinner, 18, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for allegedly shoplifting from Walmart. He fled from the store but was later caught by police.

A report was also filed this week after Walmart employees said an unidentified man left the store without paying for the items he had retrieved. The suspect was able to flee on foot, but Walmart employees used video surveillance to locate the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot. They allegedly found other stolen items in the truck, which was towed from the parking lot.

Police filed a report Sunday after 18-year-old Thomas Skinner, of Tahlequah, vandalized a jail-cell window while incarcerated.

Officers arrested 28-year-old Amos S. Dailey, of Hominy, on Saturday for driving under the influence; and 26-year-old Alexandria Toineeta, also of Hominy, for public intoxication.

In other matters, police took a report from Sara Janway on Friday when her 2004 Honda Accord was stolen from Pleasant View Apartments. The four-door vehicle has a tag of 351-GQU.

Employees at Rent-A-Center filed reports last week on two customers who have failed to return rental property.

Felicia Watkins filed a report last week after her wallet was stolen or lost and several unauthorized charges were made on a debit card.