Westerly woman charged with B&E after answering door to apartment that was not hers

Westerly woman charged with B&E after answering door to apartment that was not hers


WESTERLY — A Hobart Street woman is facing charges of breaking and entering — and could face additional charges related to possible theft — after police said she entered a neighbor’s apartment without permission and later answered a knock on the door when a friend of the victim attempted to stop by.

Officers arrested Kathleen Amy Main, 44, of 24 Hobart St., Apt. 12, just before midnight Friday on one count of breaking and entering a home without the owner’s consent. She was released after booking and is expected to appear in Fourth Division District Court later this month.

Westerly Police Chief Richard Silva said officers were called to the home on Friday after receiving reports that Main, who lives in the same building, had entered the apartment without permission and was there when friends of the victim arrived later that evening. According to a police report, the unidentified friend had knocked on the door and was surprised when Main answered. The friend knew Main did not belong there, the report indicated.

The owner of the apartment, who was known to Main, was not home at the time. Main was taken into custody without further incident.

Silva said the homeowner later reported a larceny from the apartment and Main remains a suspect in a related theft investigation. The items reported stolen were not released on Monday. Silva said the case remains under investigation and further details were not available.

— Jason Vallee

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