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Clyde pair arrested on theft, drug charges in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of two Clyde residents following an investigation into the theft of merchandise from Walmart, which led the drug charges as well.

Police say that on Monday at 11:25 am officers arrested Jessica M. Morales, 32, and Matthew R. Knowlton, 29, both of Clyde were charged with petit larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Morales is accused of stealing $45.90 worth of merchandise from Walmart and was later discovered to be possessing a pipe containing a small amount of cocaine.

Knowlton is accused of stealing $547.92 worth of merchandise from Walmart. Morales was released on an appearance ticket. While Knowlton was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility following arraignment.

The two will answer the charges later in Seneca Falls Town Court.

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