Lisa M. (Nicolella) Stevens (Gloversville Police Department)
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – Lisa M. (Nicolella) Stevens was
arrested Saturday, after police investigated a reported robbery and found that
Stevens allegedly stole a purse from a woman and fled the scene with her
19-month-old son in her vehicle.
The Gloversville Police Department received the initial report
late Friday night after a woman in the Price Chopper parking lot, located at
358 N Main Street, was forcibly pulled to the ground after having her purse
Patrols found 30-year-old Stevens, of 107 Verkleir Lane,
Mayfield, NY, in the Nathan Littauer Hospital parking lot in possession of a controlled
substance, with her son asleep in the back seat of her red Chevrolet Aveo.
While investigating the initial report, police say Stevens later
returned to the Price Chopper and purchased a $100 gift card using a stolen
credit card. They also learned that in
the early morning hours Friday, Stevens had offered a ride home to a different
woman from Price Chopper and when the woman was unloading groceries, Stevens
drove away with the woman's purse in her vehicle.
After further investigation, police say Stevens may have also
been involved in another theft of a purse outside of the city later Friday
Stevens was charged with a felony count of Robbery in the 2nd
degree and two felony counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. She was
also charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Possession of a
Controlled Substance and Assault in the 3rd degree, all misdemeanors.
Stevens was arraigned before City Court Judge Tracy DiMezza
and remanded on $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and more charges are
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