SHAPLEIGH, Maine — A woman who told sheriff’s deputies responding to a 2 a.m. call that she was retrieving property she had left behind when she moved from a Newfield Road home several months ago is charged with felony burglary.
Jennifer Walsh, 34, was scheduled to make a first court appearance later today via video from York County Jail, where she was held on $3,000 bail on the Class C felony burglary charge, said York County Sheriff William King.
King said deputies were called by the homeowner around 2 a.m. Tuesday, who reported a burglary in progress.
“Deputies arrived and contacted the suspect, Jennifer Walsh, and two companions who were seated in Jennifer’s vehicle in front of the burglarized house,” said King in a statement. He said an investigation revealed that Walsh, who lives across the street from the burglarized house, had two male visitors that evening. At around 2 a.m., she walked outside with them presumably to give them a ride home, the sheriff said. At that time, she went across the street and allegedly entered an unsecured garage.
“The current tenant related she was awakened when Walsh tried to enter her house but the house was locked,” King said. “The victim related she peered outside and saw Jennifer stealing the snowboard and ramps from the garage and put the property in her vehicle. Another tenant of the residence claimed ownership of the property and stated he did not give Jennifer permission to take any of the property. “
King said Walsh claimed she used to live at the burglarized house and left the snowboard and ramps when she moved about six to eight months ago.
“Jennifer had no explanation as to why she decided to retrieve the items at 2 in the morning,” said King in the statement.
He said the investigation determined that her two male friends had no involvement with the theft.
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