Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

January 8, 2014

Two arrested in shoplifting case

TAHLEQUAH — Two people were arrested Sunday after they allegedly tried to leave Walmart without paying for merchandise.

Employees of Walmart said Elias Saavedra Jr., 20, and Matilda K. Birdtail, 18, both of Tahlequah, took a shopping cart full of merchandise beyond the registers, but left the items when they were approached by asset protection personnel. The suspects then allegedly got into a car and left Walmart, but officers tracked them down and arrested them for petit larceny.

Rene R. Sandoval, 21, Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday when he allegedly put on a pair of boots at Walmart and tried to walk out of the store without paying for them.

Samantha Hornett, 43, Fort Gibson, was arrested Sunday morning for shoplifting from Walmart.

Steven S. Wilson, 23, Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting Edwin Thompson at a local men’s shelter. Wilson punched Thompson three times, according to police.

Dylan French, Tahlequah, was cited Saturday for shoplifting from Walmart.

Jordan A. Poteet, 19, Tahlequah, was arrested over the weekend on theft- and drug-related charges.

David M. Holdcraft, 52, Tahlequah, was arrested Friday for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana. Police said Holdcraft had taken several medications that “severely affected” his driving. When Holdcraft was being booked into the city jail, police said, they found him to be in possession of marijuana.

James H. Evans, 32, of Tahlequah, was arrested last week for domestic assault and battery, public intoxication and criminal trespass. Evans allegedly pushed Tommie Beasley down after trying to hit him. Beasley was bruised and bleeding when police arrived, according to an arrest report. He said he had previously told Evans he was not welcome at the home, and had even posted “no trespassing” signs because of Evans.

Police spoke to Sandra Macauley this week when she learned her credit card had been used fraudulently.

Kasey Comer filed a harassment report Monday.

James Myers told police a Taurus PT945 pistol was stolen from his vehicle Saturday.

Marcus Hendricks told police Monday that a screen door was broken out of one of his rental properties.

Tate Williamson told police last week that two 32-inch TVs and a personal checkbook were stolen from his apartment.

Carl Eizenga reported a home burglary last week, saying the items taken include a Whirlpool washer and dryer, as well as a Whirlpool stove.

Ruben Macias, an employee of Tahlequah Cable, filed a dog-bite report last week.

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