Tahlequah Daily Press

December 24, 2012

Woman reports theft of metal, other items


TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah woman discovered two men removing metal and other like items from her Highway 10 property on Thursday.

According to the report, Betty Adams, by way of a witness, spoke to sheriff’s deputies to notify them that two males described as Caucasian and Native American were observed removing steel pipe when a witness noticed the event as he drove by the property. The witness said he observed a red trailer, which was barbwired, being pulled by a red 4-door Chevy Colorado pickup with an Oklahoma tag. The trailer contained antique farm equipment, two motorcycle wheels and other miscellaneous metal items.

 Other items reported missing from Adams’ property included nine antique iron wheels, wagon hubs and other miscellaneous metal objects.

In other reported activity, Monica Owens spoke to law officials on Dec. 13 to notify them that two known suspects have been harassing and making threats toward her in the parking lots of Walmart and Reasor’s while children were in the vehicle with Owens. Owens told deputies the known female suspect also threatened “that she wanted to throw me in a hole and bury me” on Owens’ Facebook page, which included the names of four other female individuals. The report indicated that Owens told deputies this activity has been going on for “the last two years,” including one incident at a church where the male suspect pointed his finger at Owens “as if he was going to shoot me.”

Jamie Johnson filed a harassment and breaking and entering burglary report on Dec. 18 to notify deputies that a known suspect entered her Tahlequah residence. Johnson reported approximately $27 missing from the property. Johnson told deputies she discovered a rod missing that had been placed behind the sliding glass door and said a clothing dresser was found to be out of place.

The report indicated Johnson observed the known suspect via webcam describing the suspect as “sitting in the truck for about 15 minutes” before leaving and returning later in the evening. Johnson told deputies that she started the extra security precaution measure earlier this month.