Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

May 29, 2013

Sunday evening get-together lands four in jail on alcohol charges

TAHLEQUAH — A Sunday evening gathering ended in four arrests on alcohol-related charges in Tahlequah.

Tahlequah officers arrested David D. Walkingstick, 21, of Stilwell, for contributing alcohol to minors. Three other people – 20-year-old Jeffrey W. Hobbs and 19-year-old Jessica Oliver, both of Tahlequah, and 20-year-old Hulbert resident Lauren Moore – were arrested for consumption of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age.

Police made similar arrests Tuesday morning at about 1:20 after a noise complaint was called in. Keeton S. Moore, 20, of Tahlequah; Nicole M. Sloat, 19, of Coweta; and Robert S. Blackmon, 20, of Ada, were all arrested for consumption of alcohol by person under 21. Officers said Moore was also cited for violation of a social-host ordinance and for contributing.

Clifford O. Ratliff, 42, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for actual physical control. Police said Ratliff was passed out in a vehicle while the car was running. Officers said Ratliff had a breath-alcohol content of .13.

Santiago Espinoza-Arrona, 30, of Tahlequah, was arrested for driving under the influence Monday.

Austin B. Stephens, 19, of Tahlequah, was arrested for petit larceny after allegedly taking two cases of beer without paying at Walmart.

Jose A. Ponce, 30, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for driving while impaired and operating a vehicle without a license.

Police spoke to Dustin Potts Saturday about the theft of fishing poles and boxes of ammunition.

Sherry Pack filed a threats report Sunday.

Diana Callaway spoke with officers recently about a vandalism.

Amanda Johnson told police Friday a man slashed a tire on her vehicle.

Ruth Jorgensen told police about a stolen credit card being used last week.

Officers filed a report last week after a juvenile male was found inside a woman’s car.

Jonathan Hummingbird filed a vandalism report Friday.

Employees of Dollar General on East Downing reported fraud by an employee Thursday.

Dallas Schreiber told police she was assaulted by a man Friday.

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