BROOKINGS – A Brookings woman has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft after she allegedly broke into the home of people who knew her, according to the Brookings Police.
The incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and occurred at a residence in the 900 block of Tumbleweed Road, Lt. Derrick Powers said.
The residents discovered the break-in when they returned home, and they contacted police, Powers said.
“Sometime between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the residence was entered by forced entry and that jewelry was taken from the residence,” he said.
“At the time of the report, they were able to provide information about the identity of the suspect,” Powers said. “She was known to the residents.”
Officers located the 26-year-old Brookings woman shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of Sixth Street.
“She was found in possession of some of the jewelry which was reported taken,” Powers said. He didn’t have an estimate on the value of the jewelry.
The woman was arrested for burglary, along with theft and intentional damage to property, among other charges, and transported to the Brookings County Detention Center, Powers said.