Talicia Martins, the 21-year-old Bard College student and daughter of a New York City power couple, has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of goods in a string of robberies in Maine.
Martins, 21, was taken into custody on Thursday, August 3, in Camden, Maine and subsequently charged with burglary and felony theft. Martins is the daughter of former New York City Ballet principal dancer Darci Kistler and Peter Martins, the dancing company’s current Master-in-Chief.
According to Camden police, Martins and her conspirator, 20-year-old Jacob Flanagan, broke into three local businesses between July 30 and 31, where they stole more than $1,000 from Smoothie Shack, Francine Bistro and Camden Cone.
via New York Post:
The disgraced jet-setting debutante’s mother, Darci Kistler, is a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, while her father, Peter Martins, is a famous Danish choreographer and current chief of the metropolitan ballet company.
But instead of following in their footsteps, the young Bard College student has apparently chosen a life of crime and drugs. Martins was arrested for possession of crack cocaine and heroin in June — at her parents’ luxury West End Avenue apartment building. Last week, she embarked on her thieving spree with 20-year-old Jacob Flanagan, a longtime summer regular who is also from Manhattan, according to Maine cops.
The pair allegedly broke into the coastal town’s Smoothie Shack, Francine Bistro and Camden Cone, which is described online as “a local hole in the wall that’s been serving up scoops and smiles for 25 years.” They made off with more than $2,000, most of which came from Camden Cone, authorities said.
According to the report, investigators were able to catch Martins and Flanagan after receiving an anonymous tip. They then reviewed surveillance footage which showed Martins and Flanagan walking down the street in dark clothing near one of the victimized businesses.
Martins, who was charged with burglary and felony theft, could also face jail time due to a June 6 arrest for allegedly being caught with crack, heroin and a hypodermic needle. Flanagan faces those same two charges, as well as an additional charge for criminal trespassing.
Both are currently out on $1,500 bail and awaiting their next court date.