Posted 2 years ago
By Scott Carlson
A North Platte woman is facing felony charges after she was busted trying to break into a North Platte residence with a hammer.
At around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Officers from the North Platte Policed Department (NPPD) responded to a residence in the 2400 block of West 9th Street on the report of a female trying to break into the home with a hammer.
Upon arrival, Officers learned that the suspect, 29-year-old Tara Baker, had fled the scene in a vehicle.
According to a NPPD news release, Police made contact with Baker at her residence in the 1500 Block of West 1st Street, and questioned her about the incident. Baker claimed she was attempting to break into the residence to check on a friend who “needed her help.”
Police didn’t buy the story, and cited Baker for Criminal Mischief due to the damage she had caused to the trailer.
Following further investigation, Officers determined there was probable cause to believe Baker had gone to the trailer to steal. As a result, Baker was again located and arrested for Attempted Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools, both felonies.
She was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.