Missing gaming equipment and vaping devices turned up Saturday on Facebook, much to the alarm of the owner.
Police spokesman John Deal said the items were reported stolen in September from a North Platte storage unit.
Deal said the burglary victim saw stolen items listed on Facebook, then contacted the seller, and was “actually able to obtain a small portion of the property back.”
Then, police contacted the seller and learned the items came from a home in the 2300 block of East Philip.
They obtained a search warrant for the home, where Greg Maranville, 42, lived, and served it that night at 9:15 p.m.
The search turned up some of the victim’s gaming equipment, more vaping devices and other electronic items that might have been stolen in other burglaries, Deal said.
Officers also found Tramadol pills in Maranville’s jacket for which he had no prescription. He was charged with possession of stolen property as well as possession of a controlled substance.
Police also wanted to search a black 2004 Honda Element SUV, but the SUV wasn’t at the home.
An officer saw the vehicle traveling near Fourth and Jeffers and pulled it over.
Michelle Carrizales, 34, was driving. Deal said Carrizales sometimes lives at the home where the warrant was executed.
Police arrested her for a previous charge of driving on a suspended license. When the car was searched, they found evidence of drug dealing — a black box containing white powder that field tested positive for meth, as well as a scale and nearly $400 in cash, Deal said.
Deal said several people were interviewed, leading police to believe that Carrizales and Maranville were both in possession of the stolen items.
Carrizales was charged with possession with intent to deliver, as well as possession of stolen property. Her bond was set Monday at $100,000.
Maranville was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. He is held on two bonds of $50,000 each. It was his sixth arrest in two years, according to sheriff’s records.
Deal said the investigation is ongoing, so more arrests are possible.
In another weekend arrest, Michelle Jones, 50, was charged with possession of drugs.
On Sunday at 4:41 p.m., an officer saw Michelle Jones in the 700 block of East Francis. Jones was wanted for driving under suspension.
In Michelle’s purse, officers found pills of Lorazepam for which she had no prescription.
Officers also found other pills of non-controlled substances, but required a prescription, which Jones didn’t have.
Jones was charged with possession of a controlled substance and legend drug violation, Deal said. Bond was set at $7,500.