Calhoun County deputies charged Crystal Vantrica Williams, 20, of Anniston on Thursday with third-degree burglary after a neighbor spotted her breaking into a home Friendship Road in Oxford, said Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson.
Amerson said a resident drove by the house on Friendship Road around 2 p.m. Thursday and noticed two people on the front porch he knew did not live at the residence. The witness drove back past the house and noticed a screen door on the front lawn and an open window. Amerson said the man wrote down the license plate of a car parked in the driveway and called the Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary in progress.
Amerson said deputies used the tag number to locate Williams, who had been released from jail on Wednesday. Williams had previously been arrested on additional burglary charges. A second suspect has been identified, but not been arrested, Amerson said.
Amerson said the time of the burglary was unusual, as most burglaries don’t take place in the late afternoon.
A police report said an estimated $4,400 worth of property was taken from the home, including a 9 mm handgun, Sony Playstation video game system, 32-inch television, laptop computer, jewelry box and hunting knife.
Amerson said deputies recovered some of the stolen items.
Amerson said the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident.
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