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domestic disturbance call leads to arrest

Monday, January 12, 2009

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Officers responding to a disturbance early Saturday morning ended up making a drug arrest instead.

Brazil City Police Chief Dave Archer told The Brazil Times Monday that patrolmen Jeffrey Bucklin and Jeremy Mace were dispatched to a second report of an alleged domestic disturbance at a home in the 600 block of West Posey Street.

When they arrived at the home the first time, people at the residence told officers there was no problem. However, 18 minutes later, Archer said the homeowner informed officers things had changed.

Meanwhile, BCPD reserve patrolmen Elliott Mullinex and Steve Lamb responded to the scene to provide assistance.

According to Archer, the homeowner gave officers permission to go inside to talk with Tracy V. Fontanyi, who was packing to leave the residence she had been allowed to stay in a room for a few days.

As officers entered Fontanyi's room, they reported there was allegedly a strong smell of marijuana and illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia could be seen in plain sight around the room.

Initially denying her full identity during questioning, Fontanyi later admitted her name was Tracy. Fontanyi told the officers she believed there was an active arrest warrant in her name, but officials have yet to confirm one.

As officers attempted to take Fontanyi into custody, she began to struggle and pull away.

Archer said her attempts to avoid arrest included allegedly faking an illness.

Once in custody, Fontanyi, 28, Brazil, was transported to the Clay County Justice Center and booked on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, false reporting or statement and resisting law enforcement.

Booked on a $7,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed), jail officials confirmed that she is awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar.

Officials confirm a copy of the case file has been presented to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review for other potential charges.


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Drugs in Clay County? Say it ain't so!!

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Jan 12, 2009, at 5:43 PM

I think evryone in the house should be in Jail! If you can pull someone over and get probable cause to search the house than if one person had drugs every adult hould be in jail, most likely the all do the same thing. Fair is fair.

-- Posted by ape1 on Mon, Jan 12, 2009, at 9:49 PM

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT FAIR IS FAIR, BUT NOT TOO MANY THINGS YOU SEE IN THE PAPER LATELY HAVE BEEN FAIR!

-- Posted by NEVERKNEW on Tue, Jan 13, 2009, at 7:17 AM

Hey Ape, you're probably right, but I think the Cops have to operate on proveable fact only sounds like she was acting like she was on drugs and they were in her room ,if I read correctly. So she's probably the only one proveable

-- Posted by Centered on Tue, Jan 13, 2009, at 8:47 AM

#1, what is printed in a newspaper and the actual facts can and often are two differnent things.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Jan 13, 2009, at 3:26 PM

Opps, different.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Jan 13, 2009, at 3:26 PM

Krystall..... New group of people!

-- Posted by sassypants on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 10:12 AM

Krystal you really have no clue as to what you are talking about. It's unfortunate that the PD didn't make a quick stop to your residence and book you in with the rest of your buddies.

-- Posted by Propria Persona on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 11:42 AM

I think that everyone is missing the obvious question. The cops were called for a domestic distubance, but the way it reads in the paper the only thing the police were interested in was if there were drugs in the house. Hey! Hello! somebody could murder someone on the street and probably get by with it as long as there was a third party holding a dope sack!

-- Posted by cnthelies on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 1:19 PM

The police were called for a domestic disturbance at the home, if they arrested her for any narcotics charges as well most likely the evidence was in plain sight, she gave them consent, or her actions gave them probable cause to search. There are of course many factors we do not know about, since none of us were actually in the home with the suspect or the police. I pray that there were no children in the home, drugs are a scourge that no child should be exposed to. Good Job to BPD for their efforts to help rid this town of drugs and the crimes they cause.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 3:05 PM

and if my computer hadn't glitched when I was editing, I would have also added the fact that there was the strong smell of marijuana and paraphealia in plain sight gives them the right to arrest on those charges alone. They could have been called to the residence for a barking dog, saw drugs and made the same call.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 3:17 PM

I just can't believe the reading and comprehension skills of some people.

Please read the entire stories before posting:

cnthelies The officers went looking for drugs?

When they arrived at the home the first time, people at the residence told officers there was no problem. (Apparently they left the scene and didn't arrest anyone for drugs) However, 18 minutes later, Archer said the homeowner informed officers things had changed.

According to Archer, the homeowner gave officers permission to go inside to talk with Tracy V. Fontanyi, who was packing to leave the residence she had been allowed to stay in a room for a few days.

They didn't go there looking for drugs, they went to talk to people about their apparent problem. Hopefully, the homeowner was kicking her to the curb for her drug activity.

Krystalanello you said, "i think that every one could have gotten arrested till they actually knew what happend i saw her get arrested it was a block from my house she got arrested outside she wasnt even in the house when the cops got there so what the paper says and the trueth are to different things"

You think THEY need arrested, but you defend to the hilt those who are close to you involved in the same activities that's called hypocrisy. Please, pick a side, hopefully the right one, and stick to it.

As for the what the paper prints (which comes from the officials involved, if you care to reread the story) and the truth I believe that the short-sidedness of your personal opinions and viewpoints expressed here, and among your other posts on this website, prove that you are unable to determine what the reality of your life is.

Sassypants is correct, you need a new group of people.

Your reality, by your own admission, is that you hang out with people who are not quite upstanding citizens and no matter how much you rant and rage at us that is the simple truth.

I will pray that you wake up to reality and try to change your life and those of the people you care for before someone really ends up hurt.

-- Posted by Cy on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 4:38 PM

krystall, upon police arrival she was inside the house packing her things where drugs and paraphernalia were in plain sight. she was taken into custody and escorted outside where she began to have "seizure like symptoms". you need to get your facts straight before you tell everyone how it really is. my view of the situation was alot better than yours.

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Wed, Jan 14, 2009, at 7:23 PM

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-- Posted by zoeybelle1 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 3:44 PM

???-try this again.lol.lmbo @ cnthlies-you are so right. So sad but true. Not to say that drugs isn;t a big problem here(we know they are) but not the only serious problem we have. I live very close to this area and didn't know a thing---lol---- and glad I didn't. (sighs) for the good ol' days when you knew your neighbors and could leave you doors unlocked.

-- Posted by zoeybelle1 on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 3:48 PM

krystal, the first time Police arrived at the scene Mrs. Fontanyi was walking down the road, there was also a male subject leaving the house walking the opposite direction as Mrs. Fontanyi, if you were that observant. When the Police arrived the second time Mrs. Fontanyi was inside the house. Mrs. Fontanyi was arrested the second time the Police arrived, not the first time ( when she was walking down the road ). Again, my view of the situation was alot closer than yours.

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 9:30 PM

nice bangs.

-- Posted by ontheflipside on Mon, Sep 14, 2009, at 11:21 AM


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