Apex woman facing charges after allegedly stealing truck, dogs
Posted July 24, 2013
Apex, N.C. — Police charged an Apex woman Tuesday night after she allegedly stole a pickup truck and two dogs from a Walgreen's parking lot.
Ashley Gasiorowski said she left her 2010 GMC Sierra pickup truck running while she briefly went inside the West Williams Street store.
When she returned, the truck was gone, and so were her 8-year-old border collie, Jack, and 12-year-old beagle, Teetie, she said.
"I was panicked. I was petrified," Gasiorowski said. "I didn't care anything about the vehicle. All I wanted was my dogs back."
Police arrested Tamara Ann Spahr, 36, of 3416 Friendship Road, about 25 minutes after Gasiorowski called 911 when Spahr, driving the truck, pulled into a gas station across the street from the store.
Jack and Teetie, Gasiorowski said, were unharmed.
Spahr faces one count of larceny of a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny of dog.
She was jailed under a $25,000 bond on the larceny charges and an additional $5,000 bond on a charge of driving while impaired.
According to court records, Spahr was on 18 months' probation at the time of her arrest after a February conviction on four counts of assault/threat against a government official.
Prosecutors said during her first court appearance that the conviction stemmed from a December incident involving two police officers and two paramedics.