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Police Reports 4-15-23: locals arrested for alcohol; drug-related offenses

A woman was booked on several tribal charges after she was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.

On April 8, Tahlequah Police Officer Bruce Gower was dispatched to the intersection of South Muskogee Avenue and State Highway 62 due to a woman who was passed out in a white GMC Terrain, in the turn lane. Gower approached the vehicle and had to knock on the window several times to get Patricia Crispiniano to awake. She appeared confused and attempted to drive forward where assisting officers had to road blocked off. Gower ordered Crispiniano to put the vehicle in park and to step out. Crispiniano was unsteady on her feet and claimed to have consumed three beers the night before. The woman was arrested after a field sobriety test. Officers searched the vehicle and found an empty Red Bull can that had an odor alcohol present. Gower found a sealed bottle of wine, several cans of unopened beer, and a half-empty bottle of tequila in the vehicle. Crispiniano was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where detention officers found what appeared to be fentanyl. Crispiniano was booked on tribal charges for driving under the influence – second subsequent, transporting an open container, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Officer David Trammell was patrolling the area of Muskogee Avenue April 8 when he observed an expired tag on a vehicle. The officer met with the driver, who claimed his name was James Tillson, and the passenger, Jacqueline Girty. Trammell gathered information on the driver and discovered he had given a false name. The man also said his name was Justin Tillson, however Sgt. Lane Cobb identified him as Clifford Ratliff. Ratliff was arrested and Girty was told to step out of the vehicle. She told officers she needed her purse, which was found behind the driver’s seat. Girty attempted to leave the traffic stop as officers located a crystal-like substance and syringes in the purse. Officers found a bag of marijuana under the passenger seat. Ratliff, a tribal member, was booked for taxes due state, obstruction, driving under suspension, and a warrant. Girty is also a tribal member and she was booked for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of marijuana.

On April 9, Sgt. Robbie Bacon was called to West Choctaw Street for a woman who went to an apartment while barefoot and supposedly confused. The caller said she didn’t want to startle the woman. She was invited into the residence and she asked if she could watch a movie. Bacon spoke with Cheyanne Busby, who claimed to have smoked methamphetamine earlier in the day. Officer Ohavyah Soto searched the woman and found a capped syringe on her. Busby was booked on tribal charges for public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia.

On April 8, Officer Trammel responded to North Cedar Avenue in reference to a man who refused to leave the property. The officer met with Carlos Gonzales, who was passed out on the ground. Gonzales reportedly said he consumed a pint of vodka. He was arrested for public drunkenness and transported to jail for booking.

Ana Aguilar was arrested April 8 for allegedly trespassing at Walmart. Officer Dylan Harman was assisting other officers with an unrelated call at Walmart when employees said Aguilar was near self-checkout. She was taken to jail and booked.


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