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December 14, 2012

Woman charged in April break-in

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police this week charged a woman in an eight-month-old burglary case after identifying her palm prints.

Kristen Scully, 40, of 2032 Martha St. is accused in the April 2 break-in.

The resident of a house in the 1500 block of Eastbrook Road told city police his neighbors had called him around 1 p.m. the day of the burglary, and told him they had seen a woman walking around his house. A laptop computer, a digital camera and a jar of change were missing, he told police.

The neighbors told police they had been sitting outside a house on Croton Avenue when they saw green four-door Cutlass pull into the driveway and a woman get out and walk around the house. They said the car then left the driveway and parked on the side of the road. The woman walked back from around the house with items in her arms, they told police, and left in the Cutlass.

Police said they lifted palm prints from the outside of a window and sent them to a crime lab for analysis. On Dec. 7, they received a lab report that identified them as Scully’s prints.

She is charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

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