Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

August 21, 2012

Police arrest woman with suspicious ‘substances’

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police arrested a local woman Sunday and found possible illegal substances on her during a pat-down.

Samantha Hamby, 26, was set to be transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center at the request of a detective when officers conducting a pat-down found three black bags of a white, crystal-like substance.

Bo J. Gruntmeir, 25, of Yukon, was arrested Saturday for resisting arrest and public intoxication.

Martin Scyrkels, 48, of Bunch, was arrested early Saturday morning after he was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the McDonald’s drive-through.

On Saturday, police said they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after the driver drove into the lane of an officer. James C. Taylor II, 23, of Fort Gibson, was arrested for driving under the influence, and passengers Nancy Debord, 21, of Fort Gibson, and Zachary M. Taylor, 22, of Yukon, were booked for public intoxication.

Ryan Miller, 21, of Grove, and Dustin Gehrke, 22, of Jay, was arrested on alcohol-related charges Sunday following a traffic stop.

Police picked up a juvenile on Friday for shoplifting at Walmart.

James Mahaney spoke to police Friday and said an intruder broke into his residence.

Employees at Smart Style in Walmart told police over the weekend that a customer wrote a bad check.

Tom Lewis spoke to police last week about his checkbook being stolen. Lewis said the suspect later used checks at a local business.

James Bailey told police Sunday a thief broke into his vehicle and stole credit cards.

Keri Ross told police Thursday that a vehicle was broke into and a purse was stolen.

Employees at Reasor’s spoke to police Friday after a woman made two different purchases totaling more than $900 with fraudulent checks.

Stoney Elam spoke to police last week about studio equipment being stolen.

Officers took an automobile burglary report Saturday from Maribel Quezada.

Joy Blair told police Monday that her front door was kicked in.

Brenda Hillian reported lost items to police Friday.

Sarah Willis spoke to police Friday about a stolen cell phone.

Ariel Marrs reported obscene or threatening phone calls Friday.

Lauren Davey said a bicycle was taken Saturday.

Jeanna Howell told police Saturday that a clerk at a restaurant made threats to her when she ordered a pizza and later took it back.

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