Weatherford Democrat

February 11, 2014

POLICE BLOTTER: Pair with history of arrests charged with possessing controlled substances


Weatherford Democrat

— At 1:13 a.m. Saturday a Weatherford officer reportedly made a traffic stop on a 2006 Mazda car in the 700 block of North Main Street driving without its headlights on.

The driver was identified as Jennifer Michelle Gebert, 30, of Weatherford, and a passenger in the car was identified as Richard Phillip Basaldua, 51, of Weatherford, according to a report. Basaldua was allegedly found in possession of what the officer called a “usable amount of methamphetamine in the amount of less than one (1) gram.” Gebert was allegedly found in possession of less than 28 grams of Hydrocodone.

Both were taken to Parker County Jail, where during the book-in process less than 1 gram of methamphetamine was allegedly found on Gebert.

Gebert was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possessing a prohibitive substance in a correctional facility. She remained in Parker County Jail as of  Tuesday evening under bonds totaling $13,000.

Gebert has a history of arrests and jail book-ins over the past two years, according to county records, on charges that include hindering apprehension of a known felon and other controlled substance possession charges.

Basaldua was charged with possession of a controlled substance and remained in Parker County Jail as of Tuesday evening under a $20,000 bond.

Basaldua also has a history of arrests and county jail book-ins dating back to 2001, according to county records, on charges that include aggravated assault of a public servant, terroristic threat, theft, forgery and public intoxication.

Assault arrest

John Cameron Galbreaith, 21, of Weatherford, was arrested Monday morning after police were called to a disturbance reported by a 21-year-old female.

Police determined Galbreaith allegedly assaulted the woman. He was arrested on a charge of domestic assault causing bodily injury and on a Hamilton County warrant for possession of illicit beverage manufacturing equipment.

He was released Tuesday afternoon after posting bonds totaling $5,000, according to Parker County Jail records.

Robbery investigated

A 27-year-old man told Weatherford police he was robbed at knife-point Sunday in the 200 block of Atwood Court. The victim said around 5:15 p.m. the unknown suspect took a smartphone, cash and his Honda SUV. No arrest was reported and no further information was provided by police.

Fence damaged

A resident in the 800 block of North Oakridge Drive reported that someone drove their vehicle into his fence, causing $500 worth of damage. The incident reportedly occurred between Thursday and Sunday.

Debit card fraud

A 23-year-old man told Weatherford police someone without his permission used his debit card to withdraw $344 cash.

Car tarred

Police were called late Saturday morning to the 2000 block of Santa Fe Drive in reference to a complaint by a woman that someone sprayed a tar-like substance on her vehicle. The complainant said the incident have occurred between 9:50 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. that day.

Tax filing fraud

A 40-year-old woman told Weatherford police someone fraudulently used her Social Security number to file a tax return in her name to the IRS.

Mailbox damaged

A woman in the 100 block of West Lake Drive told Weatherford police someone destroyed her brick mailbox, at an estimated cost of $1,000 to replace. The incident occurred between 10 a.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday.

Caught thieving

A woman in the 200 block of North Dubellette called police Friday evening when she reportedly saw two males taking things from her back yard. The complainant stated she observed both males jump the fence and flee after she caught them in the act. No arrests were reported and all the items taken were recovered by the complainant.