Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

February 7, 2014

Police Beat: Woman jailed for shoplifting

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police say a local woman arrested for shoplifting at Walmart Wednesday also had drug paraphernalia.

Jordan Paige Tidwell, 20, was booked into jail for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia, larceny from a retailer and criminal trespass. Police said they found Tidwell to be in possession of syringes, plastic bags, a straw and other items.

Chris M. Rohde, 24, of Hulbert, was arrested for outstanding warrants Wednesday afternoon. Before going to jail, Rohde allegedly told police he had marijuana in his boot.

Police arrested 23-year-old Erin Squirrel, of Oaks, for driving under the influence last week. Two passengers in the car – 65-year-old Jimmie Squirrel and 38-year-old James Squirrel, both of Oaks – were arrested for public intoxication.

Officers arrested a juvenile girl Wednesday afternoon when she tried to leave Walmart without paying for concealed merchandise.

Joshua W. Kelly, 31, and Chrissy L. Girdner, 27, both of Hulbert, were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly shoplifted from Walmart and fled in a vehicle.

Amber Bowlin, 30, of Hulbert, and Jay R. Thompson, 32, of Tahlequah, were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly shoplifted from Walmart. Employees at Walmart said Bowlin took jewelry, women’s clothing and hair coloring. She had been banned from the store twice in the past two years. Police said Thompson also took women’s clothing.

Police on Tuesday arrested a girl who allegedly shoplifted from Family Dollar on South Muskogee. Employees of the store said two females concealed items from the store. One was able to escape, but the second was locked inside. Police said the second suspect has been identified by the tag on her car, and charges against her will be sought.

Wesley Gragg also reported a vehicle burglary Saturday, in the Knotty Acres area. Gragg’s property was later located in the neighborhood.

Brittany Fisher told police Saturday that her vehicle was burglarized overnight on Songbird.

Officers took a report from Sherman Shatwell last week after a man threatened to steal his truck and crush it.

Officers spoke to employees at Oak Park Motel Thursday after a woman failed to pay for a night’s stay and left with the room keys.

Employees at Conoco on South Muskogee told police last week that a customer asked for a pack of cigarettes and ran from the store without paying for them.

Jennifer O’Daniel reported a wedding ring being stolen Wednesday.

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