Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Valley woman over the weekend for auto theft and a felony drug charge.
Barbara L. Williams, 27, was arrested Saturday on charges of stealing a 1985 Honda Prelude from a used-car lot and possession of crack cocaine, said Sheriff’s Department spokesman David Reagan.
Neighbors in a Valley trailer park called authorities early Saturday after seeing two people removing the Prelude’s license plates and replacing them with other plates.
When deputies arrived, a man in the yard told them the car belonged to Williams.
After searching the trailer, deputies found the keys to the Honda in her backpack, along with cosmetic cases full of syringes. They also found plastic baggies, spoons covered with white powder and a plastic bag full of a white rock-like substance, believed to be crack cocaine, said Reagan.
Two television sets were stolen over the weekend from a Valley motel.
On Sunday at 1 p.m., an employee of the Super 8 motel at 2020 N. Argonne found that televisions had been taken from two rooms., The TVs were bolted to dressers in the rooms and a special tool is required to remove the bolts. There was no sign of forced entry into either room.
“It’s kind of unusual,” Reagan said. “We’re not sure how they got in.”
The televisions were worth about $300 each.
Just an hour later, the Royal Scot motel at 20 W. Houston on the North Side reported a similar TV theft.
The TV stolen from the Royal Scot was also worth $300. And again, there was no sign of forced entry.
A clerk at the Super 8 said the two businesses are not affiliated.