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Police Reports 9-29-23: intoxicated drivers cause problems on the road

A woman admitted to officers that she consumed alcohol before attempting to drive to Proctor.

On Sept. 17, Tahlequah Police Lt. Elden Graves was patrolling the area of Bluff Avenue when he observed a vehicle left of center. The vehicle failed to maintain travel within its lane on Downing Street and Graves conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Neali Ferrell, said she had just left a bar and was driving to Proctor. She admitted to consuming three alcoholic drinks and agreed to a field sobriety test. Ferrell was arrested after the test and according to her breathalyzer test results, she was three times the legal limit. Ferrell was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center and booked for driving under the influence.

Sgt. Lane Cobb was dispatched to Walgreens Sept 19 for reports of a possible intoxicated driver. Cobb was advised that the suspected vehicle turned into the parking lot of O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. The officer located the vehicle and met with the driver, Ruben Quezada-Guardiola, who was sweating profusely and waving his arms about in the vehicle. Cobb noticed the man had a rolled-up dollar bill that had burn marks on the edges. Cobb believed the man was under the influence of drugs based on his demeanor. Guardiola was arrested after a field sobriety test and officers searched his vehicle when they found two pieces of aluminum foil that had burnt residue, a plastic baggie that had a white-powder substance, a baggie of marijuana, and a glass smoking pipe. Guardiola was transported to jail and booked on charges for actual physical control of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sgt. Robbie Bacon responded to South Bluff Avenue and South Street Sept. 18 for a disturbance. A man and Stephanie Mouse-Phillips were standing in a yard and the woman had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person. Dispatch advised that the woman had a warrant. Phillips was arrested and booked for public intoxication and the warrant.

On Sept. 16, Officer Austin Hughart was called to Bluff Avenue due to reports of a disturbance. Dispatch advised that the caller said someone was knocking on his door and he didn’t know who they were. Hughart arrived to find Mikayla Mouse knocking on the door and yelling to the resident. Mouse claimed she lived there and she was trying to get inside. The homeowner said the woman didn’t live there and he didn’t know her. Mouse, who appeared intoxicated, refused to leave the residence. She then said it wasn’t her house and that she knocks on random doors to see if someone would let her stay inside. Mouse was arrested and booked on tribal charges for public intoxication.

Officer Hughart was driving in the area of North Seminary Avenue and West Arden Street Sept. 19 when he observed a vehicle driven by Stormy Martin. The officer was aware that Martin had a suspended driver’s license and conducted a traffic stop. Martin was arrested and booked for driving under suspension.

David G. Carrol was arrested for petit larceny after officers were called to Walmart Sept. 18.


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