Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

November 5, 2013

Traffic stop leads to arrest of local driver on multiple charges

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police arrested two people Saturday after a traffic stop near Muskogee Avenue and the bypass..

Juan Martinez, 39, of Tahlequah, was arrested for driving under the influence, transporting open container, no insurance, taxes due state, altered decal and no driver’s license. A passenger, 25-year-old Juan Carazes, of Tahlequah, was booked for public intoxication.

Edward D. Gandy, 45, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for shoplifting at Walmart. Police said Gandy ran but was later captured across the street.

Alyssa K. Fields, 20, of Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence after a traffic stop near Cherokee and Keetoowah. Police said they observed Fields turn from Keetoowah onto Cherokee, drive onto a curb and nearly strike a utility pole. She then came close to hitting a parked car before she was stopped.

Krystal Thompson spoke with police last week about a residential burglary.

Janel Perry reported a lost or stolen wallet last week.

Crystal Dodd spoke with police last week about a disturbance.

Tamara Vance filed a report earlier this month about an ex-family member possibly stalking her.

Lucmalo Melo spoke with police last week after several bags of fruit were stolen from Ambrosia Market.

Police spoke with a man Friday evening who said he was assaulted and held at knife point by a man while another man took a stereo speaker from inside his home. The suspects fled in a car.

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