Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

September 5, 2012

Man tells sheriff’s deputies of burglary

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies spoke to a man Friday about a home burglary.

Chris Crittendon said he returned home and a 52-inch TV, BluRay player, surround-sound system, money, about 60 DVDs, a car amp and a riding lawn mower had been taken.

Deputies arrested Julie Mouse, 35, on Monday for burglary breaking and entering and threatening acts of violence after she allegedly threatened to kill another person.

Leo Allen Murphy, 31, of Tahlequah, was arrested Monday for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and outstanding warrants.

Vickie Jo Kilpatrick, 39, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor, malicious injury to property, public intoxication.

Alfred Walker Tudor, 40, of Tahlequah, was also arrested for domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor.

Deputies arrested Heather Breanne Smith, 21, of Tahlequah, for domestic assault and battery, vandalism, assault and battery, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Sunday.

Justin Matthew Phillips, 32, of Tulsa, was arrested or public intoxication Monday.

Lenise Vandover, 40, of Tahlequah, was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of contraband in a jail on Monday.

Christopher James Caplena, 35, of Alma, Ark., was arrested for public intoxication and two counts of assault and battery Monday.

Brianna Robbins reported violation of a protective order Friday.

Sara Payton spoke to deputies last week about a break-in.

Sarah Hicks reported an assault Saturday.

Ryan Merritt reported a boat theft Saturday.

Michael Marlin reported a home break-in Saturday and said several items were taken, including a corded drill, floor jack, weedeater and nail guns.

Tommy Wildcat told deputies was followed by a woman from a convenience store until he got near the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill. Wildcat said he then approached the woman to see what she wanted, and asked her if she was stalking him. The woman reportedly said she was, took a  picture of Wildcat, then got back into a vehicle and left.

Josie Cleveland reported a protective order violation Sunday.

Kay Bargas reported trespassing Monday.

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