Two Tahlequah men were arrested after trying to exchange a fake bill at the bank.
Tahlequah Police Officer Robert Jones was called to Bank of Cherokee County on a fraud complaint. Robert Cavilee Jr. and Donny Ray McManus said they were at the bank and tried to exchange a $100 bill that was deemed to be fake. Jones found a smoking pipe and white pills in McManus' backpack and could tell Cavilee was under the influence at the time. Both men were arrested.
On June 4, a man and woman were arrested after stealing $72.62 worth of items at Walmart. Jamie Avery put a can of freon, sunglasses and a Trojan brand multi-speed vibrating bullet in her purse before she got into a truck driven by Kevin Walkingstick. Officers were able to stop the truck and found the items scattered inside. Walkingstick was arrested for outstanding warrants and Avery was arrested for larceny from a retailer and trespassing.
A man was issued a citation after a traffic stop on June 6. Officer Josh Girdner initiated a traffic stop on South Muskogee Avenue due to a defective brake light. The officer could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked the driver and passenger to step out. Neither had warrants but they admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle.
Officer Michael Cates arrested Russell Lamb after BS&G Pawn Shop employees found him passed out behind the shop. Lamb refused to leave, and when officers asked how much he had to drink, he said "not enough." He was taken to the city jail.
On June 8, officers were called to Black Hawk Liquor in reference to a man passed out on the curb. Troy Walters failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus text - an eye test - and was arrested for public intoxication and vagrancy.