High-Speed Chase Yields Arrests for Narcotics

Two locals are arrested for possession with intent to sell Xanax.

Stratford police arrested two locals on narcotics charges last week after being led on a short high-speed chase though a residential neighborhood, police said.

Jeremy Bratz, 22, of 62 Saint Michaels Ave., faces charges of possession with intent to sell a controlled substance (Xanax) and traveling unreasonably fast.

Maryann Bratz, 45, of the same address, faces a possession with intent to sell a controlled substance (Xanax) charge.

Police said both Jeremy and Maryann have previously been arrested for narcotics and officers had knowledge that Jeremy did not possess a driver's license when they saw him during regular patrol.

As police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Clover Street Jeremy accelerated to over twice the posted 25 mph speed limit, police said. The pursuit continued on Boston Avenue before Jeremy pulled over on Saint Michaels Avenue, police said.

Inside the car, in plain view, was a brown prescription bottle with a ripped label that contained 20 Xanax pills, according to police.

Though both Jeremy and Maryann initially denied ownership of the pills, at police headquarters Jeremy confessed to buying them on the street, saying he bought them with food stamps, police said.

Arrest information supplied by the Stratford Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

OldManTeenager February 04, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Bratz family...model citizens.
Beetle Bailey February 04, 2013 at 02:42 PM
For years most if not all of this family have been involved one way or the other with crime and the police. Maybe this time the courts will lock them up. Good job to the Stratford officers getting them off the streets for awhile.
Heather February 05, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Maryann and her mother jumped me at Wells Fargo all because I asked the man who was driving their car to please back up. Maryann got out of the car punched me in the face, pulled my hair then her mother got out and stated to punch me and kick me. When they realized that ppl were calling the police they got in their car and took off. I have 3 eyewitnesses that state that I did not provoke them in any way and they couldn't believe what they were seeing. Total LOSERS!
Dom DeCicco February 06, 2013 at 06:03 AM
"What is done in darkness will come to light."


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