Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

July 24, 2012

Man nabbed for theft

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police and Cherokee Nation marshals arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly took a woman’s vehicle without her permission.

Jimmy D. Brown, 20, of Tahlequah, was accused of also assaulting the woman before taking her vehicle. Police spoke to the victim at a local hospital, and marshals located Brown inside her vehicle and booked him at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Ernesto Gonzalez, 22, of Tahlequah, was arrested Friday after allegedly attempting to obtain a prescription medication at Tahlequah Medical Center Pharmacy with a counterfeit or fraudulent Oklahoma driver’s license. Police said Gonzalez used a fraudulent name when obtaining the prescription, and also had a metal pipe that had been used to smoke marijuana. He was booked for possession of counterfeit driver’s license, attempting to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by false pretense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Micheal A. Harper, 21, of Broken Arrow, was arrested Friday at Sonic for being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

Police arrested a juvenile Sunday morning at Love’s for public intoxication and curfew violations.

Jerrad E. Tackett, 19, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for DUI and other charges following a traffic stop.

Meredith L. Farmer, 34, of Stilwell, was arrested for DUI Friday after being stopped for an expired tag.

Tyler J. Guthrie, 20, of Park Hill, was arrested Friday for DUI after he was stopped for speeding.

Maria Hernandez spoke to police Thursday about losing her debit card, and said someone later used it three times. Police said the suspect – Jaime S. Santa Cruz, 19, of Tahlequah – was later identified and arrested.

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