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Police: Woman Charged With Three O'Fallon Burglaries

O’Fallon Police investigated three separate burglaries, which occurred while the garage doors were open and the resident was performing yard work in the back yard.

A Lake Saint Louis woman is charged with three counts of burglary after police say she stole from three different homes. 

O’Fallon Police investigated three separate burglaries, which occurred while the garage doors were open and residents were in the back doing yard work during the day. 

The St. Charles County Prosecutor's Office charged Jaqueline Anderson, 45,  Lake St Louis, with three counts of Burglary 1st, three counts of Theft/Stealing (Value Of Property Or Services Is Less Than $500) and one count of Theft/Stealing Of Any Credit Card Or Letter Of Credit. She is being held with a $30,000 dollar bond.

  • One burglary was reported on Sept. 22, in the 700 block of Hawk Run Drive. Police say Anderson allegedly entered an open garage and stole a purse with its contents from the victim’s vehicle.
  • Another burglary was reported on Sept. 24, in the 700 block of Falcon Hill. According to police,  $100 dollars and a personal bank check were reported stolen from inside the home. The victim arrived home and saw a female inside the residence. When the victim confronted the suspect, she said she was looking for her child then left the area. 
  • A burglary was reported on Oct. 13 in the 1000 block of Annabrook Park Drive. According to police, Anderson entered the residence and stole prescription medication. The homeowner attempted to enter his residence, but found the door leading into his residence from the garage was locked. As he attempted to open the front door, he felt the knob turn from the inside. The door opened and he was confronted by the suspect who had pill bottles in her possession. The victim detained the suspect while he contacted the police and remained with her until officers arrived.

O'Fallon Police Chief of Police Roy Joachimstaler cautions residents about leaving their doors open or unlocked.  

“Although it is convenient to leave garage doors open, these types of crimes of opportunity can be avoided by just closing and locking the overhead doors,” he said in a news release on Monday. 

Steve Ridling October 16, 2012 at 01:31 AM
In the daytime? This lady is really lucky she didn't get the crap beat out of her or shot.
Mark Chartrand October 16, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Most burglaries happen during the day.
Jim Frain October 16, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Daytime burglaries with garage doors open...I drove around my subdivision and was shocked to see how many garage doors are open....Chief Joachimstaler is right....Close your garage doors!
Elizabeth October 16, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Or, people should learn not to take stuff that doesn't belong to them. Just because the door is open doesn't mean it is free for the taking. Teach your children not to steal and let's also hold people responsible for their actions. We should stop letting criminals have more rights than their victims. If my guard dog bites you while you're trying to steal my stuff, you shouldn't be able to sue me. If you fall through my roof trying to break in, you shouldn't be able to sue me. I'm pretty sick and tired of following the rules, being responsible, respectful, etc.and then being treated like it is my fault that someone else isn't. I keep my house locked up, but really, I shouldn't have to. Just sayin'
Rich Pope October 16, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Jim, I agree with you. Even though it would be ideal for everyone to follow the law, realistically we need to make sure our cars, homes and garages are locked even when we are home.
JP October 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Steve - I agree with you! I catch her in my garage...well lets just say she won't be entering or leaving any more garages.
Barb October 20, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I absolutely agree with Elizabeth.An open garage door is no invitation for someone to come inside my house and help themselves.

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