Posted by Cape Cod Daily News via Hyannis News
Sunday February 11, 2024 (1 week, 6 days ago)
BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS – [HN VIDEO NOTES] – The caller returned home to find a stranger wearing pajamas inside his home. He told the police dispatcher it appeared as though the woman had just moved in with all her stuff and was acting like she lived there. The caller’s brother was speaking with the woman, who apparently had just taken a bath. She otherwise did not appear to be causing any other problems.
The call came in around 11:00 p.m. last evening, and police were on scene in about five minutes, according to a source at the residence.
HN arrived and observed the intruder in handcuffs, standing next to her car in the driveway. She was wearing a long jacket and was occasionally speaking with officers. Her dog was well behaved and sitting inside her vehicle which was packed with personal items and clothing. It appeared as though she may have been homeless.
A police computer check revealed the woman was 38 years old and from New Hampshire. Investigating officers also learned she had been “sectioned” last week by the Chatham Police.
The woman remained calm and congenial with officers as they called for Animal Control to take custody of her dog.
The woman was arrested and is expected to be charged with Breaking & Entering.
A Barnstable FD ambulance arrived to transport the suspect to Cape Cod Hospital for a mental health evaluation. The woman was cooperative with firefighters as she stepped into the ambulance. A Barnstable Police patrolman followed the ambulance to CCH.
At the time of this report, police and residents remain baffled as to what caused the woman to arbitrarily chose their home to break into and take a bath.
No further details are being released at the time of this report. The following HN Video highlights the bizarre scene…
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The initial details contained in the above report are based on police radio transmissions and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.