Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

April 29, 2014

Police Beat: Woman jailed on outstanding warrants

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police on Sunday arrested a local woman on outstanding warrants and drug-related charges.

Officer Pam Bell said she made contact with 36-year-old Melissa Kirk in the 1,300 block of North Vinita. Kirk was being sought on outstanding warrants, Bell learned. According to Bell, Kirk was adamant she didn’t want to take her purse that was in her vehicle. During an inventory, officers found a glass pipe with a residue inside the purse. Kirk allegedly told Bell the pipe was not hers, but said she would “take the charge.” She was booked on the warrant and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vurginia S. Dolton, 20, of Tahlequah, was arrested for shoplifting at Wal-Mart on Saturday.

Charity R. Fourkiller, 31, of Stilwell, was arrested Friday for shoplifting from Wal-Mart.

Valentin P. Rangal, 23, of Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday after callers reported Rangal as being slumped over the seat of a vehicle near Family Video. Rangal was arrested for actual physical control while under the influence.

Randall J. Gentry, 39, of Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly shoplifting a flatscreen TV and a case of beer from Wal-Mart.

Justin M. Hunter, 25, of Tahlequah, was arrested this week for stealing cough syrup from Reasor’s.

Jessica Hart filed an assault report Friday.

Lonnie Elliott said he was threatened last week.

Donna Sheffield told police a protective order was violated several times when the suspect made phone calls and sent text messages.

Jennifer West told police Friday that a woman entered a business and asked for money and assistance. When the woman left the office area, West realized her wallet had been taken from her desk. About an hour later, a man who had been driving the car that the suspect left in returned to the business and gave West her wallet. The man told West the suspect had taken it, and he was sorry. Cash was missing from the wallet.

Police took a robbery report last week after a man said three people broke into a house, assaulted one victim and stole an iPad while wielding a knife. Police said one suspect went to the police station to fill out a statement on his side of the incident. The case is under investigation.

Brandon Daniels told police last week his vehicle was backed into and damaged while it was parked at Wal-Mart.

Brandy Hall spoke with police over the weekend after two unauthorized transactions were made to her BancFirst debit card.

Employees at Hastings Hospital told police Sunday they found marijuana at the facility.

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