A man riding a child’s bicycle in the city center has been arrested on warrants and drug possession.
On January 6, Tahlequah Police Officer Jacob Robertson was in the North Grand Avenue and Goingsnake Street area where he saw a man driving what appeared to be a child’s bicycle. The motorcycle did not have a front headlight, so Robertson caught up with the man at Norris Park. The officer asked the dispatcher to verify Joey Duvall’s warrants. Robertson asked Duvall if he had any guns, and he admitted he had a knife under his coat. Robertson noticed that the bike met the description that had been reported as stolen on New Years Eve. Duvall was arrested and the expedition advised it had a warrant. Duvall was arrested and told Robertson he had “dope” in his pocket. Robertson searched Duvall in the prison and found methamphetamine, a wax-like substance identified as marijuana, a syringe and two glass pipes. Duvall was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and warrant. The victim of the stolen bicycle said it was found, and Duvall has not been charged with possession of the stolen property.
Agent Raquel Reed was called to the Tru Hotel on January 3 due to a disturbance in the lobby. The clerk said that a man and a woman were not guests, but had been there for some time. The two reportedly started arguing in the lobby and the clerk said the man took a phone from the woman. Reed could see that Ezekel Mennecke looked drunk. The officer asked Mennecke for his ID, but continued to try to hand over his debit card and Oklahoma benefit card to him. The couple said they went to the casino and were waiting for someone to send them money for a room. Reed asked the dispatcher to check the warrants, so Mennecke sat in a chair as they waited. The dispatch informed that Mennecke had a warrant and was arrested. Reed said there was a packet of cigarettes and trash on a table where Mennecke was sitting. A black hoodie and sunglasses were on the chair next to where he was sitting. The woman asked if she could have the pack of cigarettes. Reed looked inside and found a bag of meth. Officers found marijuana and a pipe in one of Mennecke’s pockets. He was taken to jail and convicted of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
Constable Thomas Donnell responded to Tahlequah Drug Co. on Jan. 4 regarding a drunken man seated at a table. Albert Stone was at the table, his head bowed, and smelled strongly of alcohol. Stone has denied consuming alcohol despite showing signs that he was intoxicated. Stone was taken to jail for public drunkenness and had to be assisted to the reservation area as he would have been too unstable on his feet.