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Police Reports 9-8-23: improper tag lands man behind bars on additional charges

A local man was pulled over after officers discovered an improper tag on his vehicle.

On Aug. 30, Tahlequah Police Lt. Matt Frits conducted a traffic stop on a Chevy Impala that had a tag return to a 1993 GMC Suburban. Frits made contact with the driver, Max Wayne Nofire, who appeared to be sweating profusely. The officer noticed a large knife on the floorboard and a baggie of marijuana. Nofire was detained and gave Frits permission to search his pocket where a glass pipe was located. Dispatch advised that Nofire’s driver’s license was suspended and insurance couldn’t be verified on the vehicle. Nofire was transported to jail and booked for driving under suspension, failure to maintain security, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and taxes due state/improper tag.

Sgt. Frits was called to Love’s Country Store Sept. 1 due to an intoxicated man who was inside the business. The store manager said the man was sitting down and appeared to have passed out. Frits entered the store to find a passed out Dalton Poafpybitty. It took the officer several times to awake the man and when he did, Poafpybitty became irate. Frits could see a bottle of vodka in the man’s pocket. Dispatch advised Poafpybitty was wanted out of the city and Frits arrested him. The man began to yell and cause a disturbance once he was arrested. Poafpybitty was transported to jail and booked on tribal charges for public intoxication.

On Sept. 2, Officer Ohavyah Soto was dispatched to X-Press Stop for a report of a disturbance. An employee said Marie Watson threw a can of an energy drink at her. The drink didn’t make contact with the employee but it hit a plexiglass divider. Sgt. Robbie Bacon located Watson near the intersection of Leoser Street and Callie Avenue. Watson was booked on charges for assault and vandalism.

On Sept. 2, Lt. Justin Leatherwood responded to Second Street in regard to a man who was busting out windows with a bat. Officer J.D. Alberty had Ransley Bailey detained by the time Leatherwood arrived. Leatherwood said the windows of a nearby business were broken out and the property owner was contacted. Bailey was booked on charges for public intoxication, vandalism, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of paraphernalia.

Sgt. Todd Carnes was called to EZ Mart on South Muskogee Avenue Aug. 26 for a shoplifting report. An employee said a woman grabbed a bottle of liquor and walked out of the store without paying. A witness told Carnes that the woman was around the corner of the business. Carnes located Rian Rollins and arrested her for petit larceny and public intoxication. Officer Bruce Gower was patrolling the area of South College Avenue and Choctaw Street Aug. 29 when he noticed Rollins stumbling as she walked. The woman claimed she consumed alcohol “way earlier” in the day, but she was still arrested for public drunkenness.


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