Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

February 5, 2014

Police Beat: Tahlequah man arrested after traffic stop

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police arrested a local man Saturday after a traffic stop near Goingsnake.

David L. Fiedler, 40, of Tahlequah, was booked Saturday morning for driving while revoked and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rachel E. Thomas, 25, of Tahlequah, was arrested last week for possession of paraphernalia and public intoxication.

Alec Bailey spoke with officers last weekend after a backpack, clothing, laptop and medicines were taken from his vehicle.

Tommy Smith spoke with police Saturday about a truck being burglarized on Grand View Road.

Sara Carshall filed a report Saturday after a Nintendo 3DS was stolen from her car.

Cornelia Thompson spoke with officers last weekend after her purse was found in a ditch near Vinita and Northside Court. Thompson said a wallet, identification and Social Security card are still missing.

Stephen Morris filed a report Saturday after his Social Security card was taken out of his car on Songbird. The stolen items were later found on the ground in the same neighborhood.

Sharla Starks told police her vehicle was burglarized Friday night or Saturday morning in the Songbird area, but nothing was taken.

Wesley Gragg also reported a vehicle burglary Saturday, in the Knotty Acres area. Gragg’s property was later located in the neighborhood.

Brittany Fisher told police Saturday that her vehicle was burglarized overnight on Songbird.

Officers took a report from Sherman Shatwell last week after a man threatened to steal his truck and crush it.

Susan Droper told police Sunday she received harassing phone calls.

Lanny Hackner told police a man used his name when the man was arrested recently.

Shannon Rowell filed an information report last week.

Henry Dye told police recently about the destruction of private property.

Katy Taylor recently reported a protective-order violation case.

John Thomas reported a careless driver Tuesday.

Police took a report Saturday when a man concealed Walmart merchandise in a backpack and left without paying. Walmart employees attempted to stop the man, but he ran from the area.

Burnice Ferguson told officers Monday that his billfold was lost or stolen. He said he last used the wallet at Walmart on Feb. 2. The billfold is gray and contained cash, a driver’s license, and other items.

Shannon Conley told police Sunday that her glove box was open inside her vehicle, but she didn’t know whether items had been stolen.

Diane Barnes filed a harassment report Monday.

Jennifer Coon filed a report Sunday after a cat bit her.


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