Foushi released on bond
Post Independent Staff
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A 26-year-old Silt woman was released from Garfield County Jail Sunday after posting a $40,000 bond.
Stephanie Foushi was named as a suspect on Dec. 31 in a burglary at the New Castle home of her children’s grandparents, Florent and Roza Gallicchio.
Foushi was arrested at 6:47 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at Patterson Road in Grand Junction on two class 3 felony counts of second degree burglary and theft.
Matthew Bartlett, 23, also named as a suspect in the case, was arrested and charged with two class 3 felony counts.
Foushi was held in Mesa County Jail from Dec. 31 until Jan. 4, when she was transported to Garfield County Jail before bonding out.
According to an affidavit issued by Dan Breier, a detective with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department, on Dec. 14, Francesca Antolino issued a complaint of a residential burglary at the New Castle home of Antolino’s brother and his wife, Florent and Roza Gallicchio. Antolino was housesitting while her brother and sister-in-law were on vacation.
Antolino reported that she was away from the home between 12:55 and 3:20 p.m. on Dec. 14. Upon her return, she noticed a broken window and the front door was open. She reported the security alarm had also been activated, and jewelry items had been removed from the home.
The Gallicchios told Breier that an estimated $200,000 worth of jewelry had been taken.
On Dec. 19, Breier contacted the Gallicchios’ son, Tommaso “Tommy” Gallicchio, 24, of Silt at the Garfield County Jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charge. Gallicchio and Foushi have two children together. Gallicchio told Breier that he believed Foushi and Bartlett had committed the burglary at his parents’ home.
Also on Dec. 19, Breier contacted Foushi’s mother, Barbara Foushi of Grand Junction. She gave Breier her daughter’s cell phone number, and told him Foushi was aware of the jewelry theft charge and had said, “everyone was lying about her and the burglary.”
When Breier called the number, Bartlett answered the phone and said he wasn’t aware of being a suspect in the theft.
On Dec. 22, Foushi called Breier and left a message that she was trying to contact him.
Breier reported Florent Gallicchio called on Dec. 23 to report that he had talked on the phone with Foushi’s father, Dennis Foushi. He had spoken to another daughter, Tasha Foushi, who was being held in Mesa County Jail on an unrelated charge.
Dennis said Tasha reported seeing jewelry in Foushi’s vehicle, a gold 2001 Chevy Cavalier registered to Florent Gallicchio, and that Foushi said “she and her boyfriend Matt had committed the burglary and were afraid to get rid of the jewelry so they were keeping it in the vehicle.”
Tasha later confirmed that statement in an interview with Mesa County sheriff’s detectives, according to Breier’s affidavit. Tasha also said Foushi and Bartlett acknowledged that the jewelry belonged to Roza Gallicchio, but denied committing the burglary at the Gallicchio home.
Later investigation of Foushi’s vehicle and a motel room she was sharing with Bartlett included items of jewelry inscribed with Roza Gallicchio’s name, Breier reported.
Foushi is scheduled to appear in Garfield County District Court at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 for a formal filing of charges.
Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518
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