RIVERDALE — A woman suspected of stealing checks from her grandmother was finally booked after she had a seizure during her arrest and then disappeared.
On Sept. 9, Riverdale Police Detective Casey Warren and an officer met Tess Bickle, who was 19 at the time, at 1025 Patterson St. after her grandmother reported that Bickle had stolen checks from her and cashed them at Check City in Ogden. The grandmother reported that Bickle had cashed four checks between July and August totaling $225.
Warren and the officer put Bickle in handcuffs and took her to the police station for questioning.
After they read Bickle her rights, she admitted to stealing and cashing the checks and said she wanted to tell her grandmother she was sorry, the affidavit reads. She also told police that she "took the checks and used them because she was on drugs, heroin," Warren wrote in the affidavit.
But as the officer removed her handcuffs, Bickle went into a seizure.
"It appeared as if Tess stopped breathing. I requested medical respond and I rolled Tess onto her side," Warren wrote. "Tess began breathing and was very upset."
She told the officers she had a history of seizures, and Warren added in his affidavit that he was concerned Tess was overdosing because she has a history of heroin addiction as well.
She was released from police custody and taken to a local hospital to spend the night, the affidavit reads.
When Warren tried to locate Bickle afterward, he could not find her, and on Oct. 17 he got a warrant for her arrest. By that date, Warren notes in his affidavit for her arrest that she was homeless.
On March 15, Bickle called 2nd District Court herself and scheduled a court date for March 27. She showed up for the appointment and was booked into Weber County Jail on Tuesday, according to court documents.
She is charged in 2nd District Court with four counts of forgery, a third-degree felony.