Monday, July 13, 2009

Accused Burglar Searching for "Ghosts"

The Hilltop Express newspaper in Monterey reports that a Putnam County woman will be in court on July 27th on charges of aggravated burglary. Monterey Police Detective Sgt. Jackie McQuiston says he responded to a call about a person breaking into a house on S. Poplar St., in Monterey. The homeowner had gotten a call from an alarm company that a silent alarm had been set off inside the house. When the homeowner arrived, he allegedly found Wendy Hargis of Highway 70-North and held her at gunpoint until police arrived. McQuiston alleged that Hargis had used a bucket and battery to get up to a window that she broke out to gain entry. Once inside, she went through the cabinets inside the residence. The homeowner reported that it looked as if she was gathering things to take out. When asked by McQuiston, what she was doing there, she reportedly replied that she was "looking for ghosts."