(11:30 AM) City Woman Facing Burglary Charge After Found Hiding In Bathroom

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A Jamestown woman reportedly found hiding in a bathtub earlier this month is now facing burglary and stolen property charges.

The Lakewood-Busti Police Department took 30-year-old Jennifer Blake into custody after investigating an incident that took place Nov. 4. Police said a family returned home around 9 p.m. and found Blake hiding in the bathroom.

After a struggle, Blake reportedly left the home — leaving behind her coat. A check of the coat turned up several stolen credit cards, which police determined Blake had used just prior to entering the family’s home.

An arrest warrant was issued, and Blake was taken into custody on charges of second-degree burglary, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a forged instrument. She was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court later.


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