Fayet­teville woman ar­rested in con­nec­tion with home bur­glar­ies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

FAYET­TEVILLE — Tameca Smith, 27, of 1540 Rollings Hills Drive was ar­rested Wed­nes­day in con­nec­tion with res­i­den­tial bur­glary, theft of prop­erty, break­ing and en­ter­ing and fraud­u­lent use of a credit card, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Two home bur­glar­ies and one car break-in hap­pened in the early morn­ing hours of June 24 within the block of East Granada Street and North Villa Boule­vard.

Res­i­dents were home dur­ing one of the bur­glar­ies, but did not wake up, ac­cord­ing to pre­lim­i­nary ar­rest re­ports.

At a home on Granada, about $3,000 of prop­erty was stolen, in­clud­ing a lap­top com­puter. The owner used the lap­top’s GPS to track it on June 26 to an­other res­i­dence where po­lice found a check­book and a credit card stolen from a ve­hi­cle be­tween June 22-24 at a con­struc­tion site on North Villa Boule­vard.

Smith was iden­ti­fied by sur­veil­lance video try­ing to cash one of the checks for $800 June 24 at an Ar­vest

Bank. She was spot­ted later the same day us­ing the credit card at a Wal-Mart in Rogers.

A credit card was also used that day at a Wal-Mart in Fayet­teville where the sus­pect was joined by Ethan Driskill, 27, ac­cord­ing to the re­ports.

Smith called po­lice June 29 and ad­mit­ted to steal­ing the lap­top and other prop­erty, but asked not to be ar­rested be­cause she was try­ing to go to drug re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Po­lice ar­rested Smith and Driskill on Wed­nes­day morn­ing at the Chief Mo­tel on Col­lege Av­enue.

Driskill was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with theft by re­ceiv­ing and fraud­u­lent use of a credit card.

Smith and Driskill were be­ing held Fri­day at the Wash­ing­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on $7,500 bond each.


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