Update: 2nd arrest made in case of stolen gifts for Longview foster kids
LONGVIEW — UPDATE: On April 13, 2012, Officers arrested Sarah Marie Corson-Adams, of Gilmer, in connection with the Christmas gift thefts that occurred sometime between November 30 and December 7, 2011 from a storage facility on Jahan Trail. The presents belonged to the Gregg County Child Welfare Board. Adams was indicted by a Gregg County Grand Jury on Theft $1,500<$20K. Adams, along with Rachel Bradley, was arrested at #19 Covington Trail in Longview during an unrelated incident.
Longview Police say they've made an arrest in the case of the Christmas presents stolen from a storage facility on Jahan Trail back in December.
Rachel Bradley of Longview was indicted by a grand jury on theft charges this week and arrested on April 3rd, 2012. She was released from the Gregg County Jail the same day, after posting a $25,000 bond.
Longview Police say more arrests in this case could be forthcoming.
Longview Police have located some of the children’s Christmas presents stolen from a storage facility on Jahan trail sometime between November 30 and December 7, 2011. The toys and electronics were among many that belonged to the Gregg County Child Welfare Board. Police continue to investigate the crime, and believe some may have been purchased by unsuspecting citizens.
Police have identified two alleged suspects, Racheal Bradley and Sarah Adams both of Longview, in the thefts. They have also identified 3800 Gilmer Road and 30 Dawn Circle #A as two addresses where the items were allegedly sold from.
Police encourage anyone who may have either purchased some of the items or received the possible stolen items as a gift, to contact Longview Police Detective Melissa Dobbs at 903-237-1168. If anyone has more information concerning this or any other crime, and they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-7867.
Information from Longview Police Department
CPS officials tell KETK, more than $20,000 in gifts for foster children in the Longview area have been stolen.
The gifts were purchased with donations to the Child Welfare Board, and were bought by volunteer shoppers.
Several big ticket items were included in the gifts, such as iPods and TVs.
The gifts were being kept at Home Climate Storage in the 2000 block of Jahan Trail in Longview until they were to be delivered to the foster care families in the area, but the room was broken into.
CPS says their donations to the children will fall short this year because of the theft.
Longview Police are investigating the incident.
KETK will provide more information as it becomes available.