Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

October 29, 2013

TV taken from Walmart

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police spoke to employees at Walmart Sunday after a TV was stolen.

Asset protection employees at Walmart said an unknown suspect walked into the store, picked up an Emerson 32-inch LCD-TV and walked out with it. The theft was recorded on video, according to police.

Police filed a report Friday after city employees found a bicycle on the right-of-way near Daisy Drive.

Charles Johnson filed a report last week about an unauthorized transaction on his checking account.

Employees at Stage Department Store filed a fraud report last Friday.

Patti Henson filed an assault report Thursday.

Brenda Hammon filed a harassment report Thursday.

Rebecca Carter spoke with officers last week about her mother’s medication being stolen.

John Barnes told police last week that his banking information was used fraudulently.

Doyle Zimbelman spoke with officers Saturday after his car wash on Allen Road was vandalized.

William Morrow told officers last week that his truck was burglarized and the suspect stole a cell phone and cigarettes.

Jimmy D. Briggs, 33, was arrested last Wednesday for trespassing and threatening to perform an act of violence. Police said they were called to a disturbance near York Street, where a man was chasing another man with a hammer. Police found Briggs inside a Northeastern State University building, and Briggs claimed he was being chased by a man with a hammer.

Officers spoke with the other man, Tim Barr, who said Briggs confronted him on York Street, then pushed Barr’s door open and threatened him. Barr said he grabbed a hammer and chased Briggs away. A witness confirmed Barr’s story, and Briggs was arrested.

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