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Police: Suspect cut elderly woman's phone lines during burglary

Leah Adams (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office) Leah Adams (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office)

A Hamersville woman has been indicted for a burglary that occurred back in August.

An 88-year-old woman indicated that while at her residence on Fite Avenue, her electricity suddenly went off. There were no adverse weather conditions, so she attempted to call the power company.  The victim stated that her telephone was also out of service. 

While waiting for the power to come back on, the woman confronted an unknown woman coming from her garage into the living area of the house.  The 88 year old woman asked the stranger who she was and why she was in her home.  After giving a false name and reason for being there, the woman was escorted from the residence.

Further investigation into the incident revealed that the telephone lines had been pulled apart and the breaker had been disconnected.  Entry into the residence had been made by prying open a window from the garage area and entering a door from the garage into the residence. 

Shoe prints around the separated telephone wires matched shoes identified as belonging to a suspect in the case.  The suspect was identified as Leah Anne Adams, 24 of Hamersville.

Adams remained at large until her arrest on Jan. 4, on unrelated charges.  She was indicted last week on one count of Burglary and Criminal Damaging. She remains in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.

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