Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

May 1, 2014

Sheriff's Beat - Residents warned of continued scam

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies say scammers continue to target local residents while claiming to be giving away millions of dollars in prize money from Publishers Clearing House.

The latest victim gave callers his credit card information when they claimed he had won $1.5 million from PCH. The same scam recently targeted another local man, who was asked to give the caller a pre-paid money card.

In other matters, Susan Butler reported the violation of a protective order this week.

Teresa Briggs reported the theft of an electronic tablet recently.

CHarles Sneed filed a report on a trespasser this month.

Robert House told deputies a New England shotgun was stolen this week.

Wanda Puckett repotted the violation of a protective order recently.

Gabrielle Myers spoke with deputies recently and said a man took a baseball bat and swung it near her before he hit her in the arm with it.

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Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
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