Tahlequah Daily Press

March 28, 2014

Police Beat: Man nabbed for theft from Walmart


TAHLEQUAH — Police arrested a local man Wednesday after he allegedly stole from Walmart and ran.

Joe D. Alberty, 26, of Tahlequah, was booked for petit larceny, trespassing and possession of paraphernalia. Police said they found Alberty running across Muskogee Avenue and escorted him back to Walmart, where he was pinpointed as the suspect.

Alicia Luethje, 33, of Tahlequah, was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly shoplifting from Dollar General on Downing Street.

Jeffrey Porter, 23, of Hulbert, was arrested last week after a crash on College Street. Police said Porter struck a vehicle, backed up, and struck the vehicle again.

Christi Simmons spoke with police Wednesday about her home being burglarized.

Michelle Geaseland spoke to police this week after cash and a wedding ring were stolen from her residence.

Employees with Tahlequah’s solid waste department told officers about a refrigerator being stolen.

Tyson Young filed a report recently when two appliances were stolen from his apartment complex.

Kimberly McClure filed an information report Monday.

Alejandra Medellin filed a report last week about a hit-and-run crash.