Tahlequah police responded to two different theft reports on Oct. 8.
Tammy Smith said a relative stole her credit card the night of Oct. 7. By the time Smith reported the incident, the card had been used at ATM machines at the Xpress Stop on North Grand Avenue and Love’s Country Store.
Smith also said she awakened in the night to a hand in her shirt, which she discovered belonged to the relative. Smith told police she had put her credit cards in her bra because this relative has stolen them in the past. She has not seen this individual since the credit card was stolen.
A backhoe was stolen reported stolen from Tahlequah Public Works Authority on Oct. 8. Steven Jeffery, a TPWA employee, said it was taken sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. It was last seen Monday.
The backhoe is a Case 580m, 50th anniversary edition. It is yellow and the frame on the left rear has been welded back together. The only number TPWA had for the equipment is N7C428986.