A traffic stoppage on Grafius and Market streets around noon on Feb. 15 resulted in the arrest and incarceration of Beatriz Robles, 33, of Philadelphia, for drug trafficking, according to city police.
Robles was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over because her license plate had expired, police said, adding that through their investigation they learned she allegedly sold two packets of cocaine to another woman.
After Robles was taken to police headquarters and placed in a holding room, an officer saw her doing “a throwing motion and I heard a bag hit the ground”, according to an affidavit. The bag contained 84 grams of suspected cocaine. As a police officer conducted a strip search on her, additional cocaine and paraphernalia were found on her, police said. Following his appearance before District Judge Aaron Biichle for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence. She remains jailed in Lycoming County Jail in lieu of $95,000 bond. No information was available on whether the driver had ever been charged.
In another instance, while incarcerated for over a year from April 2020, Thomas Martz allowed Cheryl Gallagher to stay in his apartment and asked her to use his Discovery credit card to withdraw cash. funds that would be placed in his commissary and phone accounts at the jail, according to a county detective.
“It was to be the only purpose for which Gallagher was allowed to use the card”, the detective said in an affidavit.
However, during Martz’s 15 months in prison, the 54-year-old townswoman used the credit card illegally 224 times, racking up $8,700 in charges she was not authorized to carry, according to investigators in the court document.
Gallagher, of 1422 Elmira St., also had access to Martz’s Amazon account where she allegedly made $539 in unauthorized purchases, according to court documents. Investigators said Martz was able to make the purchases after putting his name on both the Discovery card and the Amazon account without Martz’s permission.
Gallagher was arraigned before District Judge Aaron Biichle for felony access device fraud, theft, theft by deception, and impersonation. She is free on a $15,000 bond.
In a separate case, Genice Wanda Glasper, 21, of 2500 Federal Ave., was charged by city police with making false reports to law enforcement, illegally selling or transferring a firearm, and tampering with without oath to authorities after making an illegal purchase of firearms at National Range and Armory, 531 Washington Blvd, on February 9, according to an affidavit.
It is alleged that she bought the gun not for herself, but for a 20-year-old man, which is illegal, police said, adding that she filled out paperwork claiming she was the owner of the weapon when in fact it was not true. . She also reported that after buying the gun, the same man stole it from her, but that turned out to be false, police said. She is free on $50,000 bond in the case.
In a separate case, Kimberly Lowe, 44, of 1551 Scott St., was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and receiving stolen property for allegedly fleeing Sheetz, 330 Westminster Drive, with $10 worth of merchandise on Nov. 24, according to court records. She remains jailed in lieu of $500 bond. This was his second shoplifting arrest, police said.
At the same store, Stacy Jo Clees, 36, of Linden, was charged with the same offenses after she fled the same Sheetz store with $8 worth of merchandise on Oct. 8, according to state police. It was also his second arrest for shoplifting. She is free on a $10,000 bond.
Roberta McPeak, 53, of 400 Lycoming St., Apartment 206, was charged with theft and possession of stolen property for allegedly stealing another tenant’s package that was delivered to the lobby of the building on November 9, a announced the city police. She is free on bail after giving up her preliminary investigation. The package belonged to Kelly Leiter, police said.
In a separate case, Tina Marie Brown, 50, of 3731 Lycoming Creek Road, was charged with theft and possession of stolen goods for allegedly stealing a teenage girl’s wallet which was accidentally left on top of a car parked in the 600 block of Green Street around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, city police said. A witness was instrumental in leading police to Brown as the suspected thief, according to an affidavit. Brown has since waived his preliminary investigation.
In another case, Sandra Lea Barrett, 59, of 5720 Route 87, Lot 12, Montoursville, was charged with theft of lost property and receiving stolen property after allegedly taking Melissa Heverly’s cell phone after Heverly l briefly left on a trash can at Billtown Binz, 433 Hepburn St., on the morning of Dec. 18, according to court records.
“It was nicer than my phone so I took it,” Barrett told police shortly after recovering the cellphone from his home, court records show. She has since waived her preliminary investigation and is free on bail.
In a separate case, Taynary L Walters, 45, of 113 N. Lincoln Ave., Jersey Shore, was charged by state police with tampering without oath to authorities for allegedly listing false information on a gun transaction form when she purchased from Troxell’s, 2715 Lycoming Creek Road, in early November 2020. She is free on $5,000 bail after dropping her preliminary hearing.
In another case, motorist Danielle D. Reeves, 39, of 743 W. Edwin St., Apartment 26, was charged with impaired driving following an accident on Little League Boulevard and St. Hepburn around 11:30 p.m. on August 8, city police said. .
Although the investigator smelled alcohol on her breath, Reeves initially said she hadn’t been drinking, but later changed her story to saying she had had three alcoholic drinks, it said. the police. Reeves, who refused to provide a blood sample, is released on bail after giving up his preliminary investigation. A passenger in his 2021 Nissan Altima was injured in the crash, police said.