Two York County Court clerks leak police information to suspects
YORK, Pa — Two employees in a York District Judge’s office have been let go after officials say they gave out sensitive information, which included a police officer’s work schedule, to suspects.
According to charging documents, Solmaria Martinez-Arce, 31, also known as “Beba,” and Brittany Koons, 29, both of York, were desk clerks in Magistrate District Judge Linda Williams Office located along the 1200 block of E. Princess Street.
Martinez- Arce admitted to investigators that on July 10, she warned a suspect’s mother about an arrest warrant being issued for her son in a double homicide case.
On top of releasing warrant information, both Martinez-Arce and Koons worked together to use information from an office computer to give out a certain York City police officer’s work schedule for the month of June.
Documents state that Koons was a friend of suspect Beronia Jackson Jr. Jackson told Koons that he felt harassed by this police officer and used Koons to get the officers schedule and city jurisdiction he was working in so he could intentionally avoid the officer.
When Koons wasn’t working, she would text Martinez-Arce and get the information to give to Jackson.
York County District Attorney Tom Kearney says this case highlights just how dangerous a police officer’s job can be.
“I think the lesson to be learned here is very simple, and this is if you are in our court system with sensitive information it’s that– it’s sensitive,” Kearney said, “and people can get killed. It’s a dangerous job.”
Both women face charges of unlawful use of a computer to access, interfere, damage or destroy, criminal conspiracy, obstructing administration of law, hindering apprehension and recklessly endangering another person.
Jackson faces two counts of criminal conspiracy.
All three were arraigned on Thursday morning, Koons and Martinez-Arce were released on a $25,000 unsecured bail. Jackson was taken to York County prison but posted $10,000 bail and was released.
Preliminary hearing is set for all three individuals on October 9.