Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

October 16, 2013

Police Beat

TAHLEQUAH — During the Columbus Day weekend, Tahlequah Police officers responded to an array of complaints, ranging from shoplifting to harassment.

On Monday, police arrested Russel Evan, 18, on suspicion public intoxication and minor in possession of alcohol in the parking lot of Atwoods, 1741 S. Muskogee Ave.

A report of unauthorized use of a vehicle was received Sunday afternoon, and police stopped the 2001 Chevrolet Cavelier on Choctaw Avenue. Reports state the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and the passengers for public intoxication. Arrested were Daryl Lynn Williams, 27; Mohawk Beaver, 19; and Amanda Johnson, 30.

Police responded to a Sunday complaint of a 30-pack of beer being shoplifted from the Walmart Supercenter at 2020 S. Muskogee Ave. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a hoodie who jumped into a gray SUV with paper tags.

On Saturday evening, police responded to a report of a stolen dog which was found with neighbors. The neighbors alleged animal neglect due to injuries caused by a dog collar. Police turned over the dog to the Humane Society for medical treatment.

A woman complained to police Saturday that she was receiving harassing phone calls from a relative who had threatened her before.

Also on Saturday, a man filed a report of vandalism, claiming someone had shot a BB through a window of his home during the preceding days.

A vehicle was reported stolen Saturday from the Walmart Automotive parking lot.

On Friday, a man walked into the police department to file an informational report.

Police received a report on Friday of a stolen French bulldog from the 3200 block of South Muskogee Avenue.

A woman entered the police department of Friday to report a cell phone she believed stolen or lost.

Also on Friday, a man filed a report at the police department stating that threats were being made against him on a suspect’s Facebook account.

On Thursday, a woman visited the police station alleging a man who helped her move refused to return her property. Police contacted the man, who claimed the woman gave him some of the furniture as compensation for his help.

On Oct. 5, police responded to a fight between fraternities at Northeastern State University during a party. None present wished to file charges.

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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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