Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

June 6, 2012

Sheriff's Beat

TAHLEQUAH — A Park Hill woman spoke to sheriff’s deputies June 3 about an attempt on her life following a visit to an area grocery store.

Christina Schwartz, 39, reported she had been punched in the face and had food thrown at her. She said the suspect tried to choke her and then force her from a moving vehicle on Highway 82 near Keys Diner. Schwartz told police the suspect began yelling at her when inquiring about the low amount of gasoline she purchased. An eyewitness report stated the victim’s vehicle approached, swerving in and out of traffic before it stopped, at which point Schwartz told deputies she jumped out of the vehicle.

Sheryl Mast filed a theft report Tuesday in connection with discovering three missing puppies. The Tahlequah woman told deputies that approximately two to three months ago, the suspect told her he would have puppies from her dog. Mast said the Boston terrier puppies are 3 weeks old.

Fred Hammick spoke to sheriff’s deputies May 25 to report a suspect had taken about $600 in funds from him. The Park Hill man reported signing a check for the woman, who had cashed two checks for $200 and $400.

Tanya Wilson filed a violation of protective order report with sheriff’s deputies June 4. The Hulbert woman said a man came to her residence to return a cell phone, which he given to the children. Wilson told deputies the man appeared intoxicated and unsteady on his feet, and claimed inappropriate pictures had been taken with the cell phone. The report indicated the man left the premises when Wilson made a connection with police dispatch.

Chris Willige spoke to sheriff’s deputies June 4 about a break-in to his Keys shop building. The Park Hill man said the break-in occurred over the weekend, and there was evidence someone ransacked the shop. No missing items or damage were reported.

Shawn Owen filed an information report June 4 in connection to a suspect’s use of his identity to obtain a VISA debit card and a Dish satellite receiver. The Tahlequah man said the suspect obtained $300 with the debit card and reported the DISH receiver obtained by the suspect as lost. Owen told deputies the suspect has been sending drunken, harassing text messages.

Randy Gene Smith spoke to sheriff’s deputies Monday about two 20-year-old men visiting his underaged daughter. Smith reported one of the 20-year-old men was dating his daughter. The Tahlequah man told deputies the men refuse to leave when told to do so, and said they often show up early in the morning and stay late into the night. Smith reported owning four pit bulldogs that become aggressive when sensing their owner’s discourse.

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