Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

March 29, 2011

Police pursuit ends with foot chase, arrest

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit early Saturday morning that ended in an arrest.

According to officers, they attempted to stop a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop light. Theophilus Mollie II, 23, of Tahlequah, was allegedly driving the vehicle. According to reports, he continued driving until the vehicle crashed at Normal and Oak.

Theophilus allegedly ran from the scene and was captured at Goingsnake and Maple.

Police arrested Jordon J. Cooper, 21, of Muskogee, on Saturday for driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

Justin B. Handle, 37, of Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday on alcohol-related charges. Officers stopped a vehicle driven by Handle for failing to stop at a traffic signal, and he also allegedly didn’t have a driver’s license.

Randy L. Groover, 45, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for public intoxication, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor, interfering with an emergency phone call, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Benjamin Flores, 22, of Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday for a city warrant and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Chad Dick, 24, of Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday for public intoxication and possession of marijuana.

Police arrested a man Wednesday for shoplifting at Walmart.

Derek E. Turtle, 23, of Tahlequah, was arrested Friday at Walmart for embezzlement.

Linda Adair told police Friday that a door at her residence was open when she returned home, and her vehicle’s window had been busted.

Officers took a report Thursday at Southridge about a gun going off in an apartment. Tiffany Roberts reported a missing iPhone.

Officers filed a report Saturday on an unattended death.

Chee Foo filed a hit-and-run report Saturday.

Richard Allen told police a TV was stolen from the Walmart parking lot Saturday.

Amber George told police Friday that her cell phone was stolen from the female locker room at the Tahlequah Multi-purpose Activity Center.

Susan Talbert told police Saturday that while she was shopping, someone stole prescription hydrocodone from her vehicle.

Samantha Acevedo reported an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Friday.

A report was filed last week by Sam Eagan about threatening text messages and voicemails.

Police took a report about stolen medication Tuesday at Grace Living Center on East Shawnee.

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