Coaldale police have charged a borough woman with criminal conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property.
Nicole Rose Savage, 21, of 113 Second St., was charged by Police Chief Timothy Delaney, who gave this account in an affidavit of probable cause:
At 12:48 p.m. June 7, he received a telephone call from Theresa Hankey, who said her grandson, William Juliano, had just stolen her 1995 green Ford Escort from in front of her house. She told Delaney she saw Juliano get into the driver's seat and his girlfriend, Savage, get into the front passenger seat.
Hankey told Delaney that she yelled to Juliano that she would call police if he took the car, but the young couple drove west on Ruddle Street.
Delaney entered the vehicle into the National Crime Information Center database as having been stolen.
On June 8, Savage's father, Robert Volouski, told police that his daughter, who was in the hospital, told him that she and Juliano had stolen Juliano's grandmother's car to go to Hazleton to buy heroin and that Juliano had injected her with the drug after they returned to her apartment.
Juliano, 32, of the same address, was charged with unauthorized use of an automobile, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and driving without a license.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, at 9:35 p.m. June 7, Delaney received a telephone call from Sgt. Keith Krapf, who said he had found the stolen car on Second Street, just a few doors down from Savage's apartment.
Police had been called to the apartment on a report of an unconscious woman, identified as Savage.
Upon Delaney's arrival, he asked Juliano about the stolen car, and Juliano said it was down the street and that he had been at his grandmother's house for two hours.