Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

March 26, 2013

Man reports guns, jewelry, other items stolen

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah homeowner spoke to sheriffs deputies on Sunday to report a break in and theft of about $4,900 in stolen items.

Paul Ward said he and his wife had been away from their north Countyline Road home for a week, and a witness checking on the couple’s home contacted Ward to inform him an unknown suspect had entered the home through a back door. The witness said a glass door had been shattered. Among the items reported missing were two rifles, one handgun, several boxes of ammunition, a Wii game console, five Wii games, a VCR, one safe, old bank cards, a Dell laptop, assorted fake jewelry, a diamond cross necklace, a ruby necklace, ring and earrings, a college class ring, and a gold diamond wedding band.

Taylor Desirea Lawson, 50, of Gore, was arrested March 24 on DUI complaints, including wreckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Max Watkins filed a vandalism report March 22 that included damage to an airplane hanger at Tenkiller Airplane Skyline Drive. Watkins told sheriffs deputies the damage was caused by a girl who was on a driving lesson with her grandfather. Watkins said the girl drove through the door of the hanger and hit a 1976 Beechcraft airplane, which was pushed into a second plane being stored in the hanger. Watkins was unsure of the amount of monetary damages.

Rick Prewitt filed a vandalism report March 22 after employees arriving to work at Smith’s Septic Tanks Inc discovered damage to a company vehicle and other property. A wood stove had been knocked over, while a rock had been thrown through a truck window. A GPS unit and about $2 in change were reported missing from the vehicle.

Rocky Spencer Jr. filed a vandalism report March 23 after discovering a window broken on his 2012 Chevy Silverado. Spencer said he left the vehicle on Horseshoe Bend Road while he was fishing. Spencer told deputies he thinks the unknown suspect was trying to steal the truck.

Melissa Moffett spoke to sheriffs deputies March 22 to report her north 2-mile road residence had been burglarized. A list of missing items and approximate monetary value was not included the report.

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