Two people in Frankstown Township face charges over marijuana, guns and a stolen ATV.
According to charges filed by state police, Joseph G. Bertres, 34, was arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a July 8 incident, when troopers assisted Blair County Children, Youth & Families at Bertres’ 201 Three Lakes Road home and allegedly discovered marijuana and other drug paraphernalia as well as two illegal guns and a stolen ATV.
State police noted that Bertres has a previous felony conviction that makes it illegal for him to possess guns, but Bertres had two handguns in the home.
A bag of marijuana also was found in the search of the home, according to state police.
State police also reported finding a red Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV with an obliterated VIN and a removed VIN plate on the property. The ATV, worth about $6,000, was subsequently identified, and state police said it had been reported stolen from Cambria County.
Janelle B. Stiffler, 23, of the same address, also is charged in connection to the stolen ATV, according to state police.
Bertres is charged in two cases and faces felony charges that include felony illegal possession of a firearm and misdemeanor charges of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, as well as felony receiving stolen property and alteration or destruction of a vehicle identification number.
Stiffler is charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property and alteration or destruction of a vehicle identification number. Her bail was set at 10 percent of $10,000 on Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner.
Bertres had bail set at
10 percent of $25,000 on the gun and marijuana case and 10 percent of $10,000 on the stolen ATV case.
Both Bertres and Stiffller remain in Blair County Prison with preliminary hearings scheduled for July 28.