Tow truck driver facing drug, larceny charges on Vineyard

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– On Wednesday at approximately 10:45 a.m. a Pondview Drive resident called the Oak Bluffs Police Department to report her wallet was stolen.

The victim explained that in the morning her car wouldn’t start so she contacted AAA for assistance. Shortly thereafter, Pilgrim Auto, the AAA representative for Martha’s Vineyard, sent a tow truck and driver to her residence to assist her with starting the vehicle.

The victim stated that her purse and wallet were in the vehicle prior to the Pilgrim Auto employee arriving. Once the Pilgrim Auto employee arrived, he was unsuccessful in starting the vehicle and suggested she make arrangements to have the vehicle fixed at a garage. She stated the male stated he would come back to assist her and left the area claiming he had another call to go to.

After the male left, the victim went to retrieve her wallet from inside her car and noticed it was missing.

Based on statements from the victim, officers were able to identity the Pilgrim Auto tow truck driver as Brett C. Geddis, 25, of Edgartown.

Officers from Oak Bluffs Police and the Massachusetts State Police responded to Pondview Drive while Edgartown Police responded to Pilgrim Auto in Edgartown. When officers arrived at Pondview Drive they observed Geddis driving the tow truck near the victim’s residence. A motor vehicle stop was initiated and Geddis was questioned about the theft. Geddis denied stealing the wallet and asked for a lawyer.

A subsequent search of the tow truck revealed two replica firearms, illegal prescriptions drugs, marijuana and a hypodermic needle. Officers were unable to locate the victim’s wallet.

Subsequently, Brett C. Geddis was placed under arrest for the following:

Larceny from a Person
Larceny over $250
Possession of a Class C Drug (Diazepam)
Possession of a Class E Drug (Alprazolam)
Media release and photos furnished by Oak Bluffs Police

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