A Tahlequah man was arrested on May 10 for assault and battery with a deadly weapon in the parking lot of Walmart.
Tahlequah Police Department Officer Robbie Bacon interviewed B.J. Baker, who told police he saw a man yelling loudly and cursing at a woman while in the store. Baker also told police he saw the man slam a cart into a shelf, take the women's purse, and continue to yell at her. When Baker told him to stop cursing around his child, Justin Frost pulled out a knife out and said he had something for Baker. Frost told police he was not aware a child was around him and that he did pull out a knife and left it near a Gatorade display before leaving the store. Police found the knife, which was taken into evidence. Frost was arrested for assault and battery with a deadly weapon and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center.
Stacy James reported stolen property April 30. James said she had two paintings, two hand-drawn pictures, and two smoking pipes stolen from her at Casey's on Downing Street and Cherokee Inn. She reported the two paintings were valued at $9 million to $11 million.
Michael Limp was arrested for public intoxication on May 10. Officer Michael Cates arrested Limp at Big B's in Tahlequah.
Jerry Keys reported a bicycle he found in his front yard on May 2.
An employee at Walmart was issued a citation for petit larceny after he admitted to stealing $40 on May 10.
Three people were arrested during a traffic stop by Officer Cory Keele on May 12. Keele stopped Jamie Roby, Denver Richardson, and Shyann Dunlap for drug charges and firearm charges. The firearm was an air rifle found in the vehicle.
On May 12, Officer Chase Reed arrested Joel Maker at the corner of East Downing Street and North Legion Drive in Tahlequah. Maker was arrested for possession of meth, defective vehicle, driving under suspension, taxes due to state, and failure to maintain security.
Tahlequah police officers issued John Tidmore a citation for drug possession after a traffic stop was made on Rolling Hills Drive.