Fayetteville woman arrested in connection with home burglaries
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.