The surveillance camera at the KwikFill convenience store confirmed that the young girl had stolen two packages of cigarettes on Thursday (6/12) at 9:20 a.m. and fled.
A description of the vehicle went out over police radios and Macedon Police spotted the car and made the stop. The driver of the vehicle, Rebecca Hartman, age 40, currently residing at the Wolcott Hotel in the Village of Wolcott was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree and Unlicensed Operator. Hartman’s daughter, Ciara LaDue, age 16, also residing at the Wolcott Hotel, was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree.
After police notified the mother and daughter that their car was being towed and subsequently searched, hypodermic needles and heroin were turned over to police. Ciara was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree-Heroin.
Both Rebecca and Ciara were released on appearance tickets for Macedon Court on July 15th. They were then turned over to Palmyra Village Police.
Ciara was charged with Petit Larceny and her mother with an additional charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. They will both appear in the Palmyra Village Court charges on July 15th. The cigarettes were recovered, but Ciara told police she has a two baggie-a-day habit with heroin. Her mother denied knowing of the cigarette thefts, or the heroin use.