Branson Police officers arrested a woman in the early morning hours of Monday, April 19, 2021, after she broke into a home in the 100 block of Rose O’Neil Dr. in Branson.
Police were called to the home after the homeowners awoke to find an unknown female inside the residence. When the homeowner confronted the female suspect, she ran out of the house. Officers soon located and arrested the female suspect in the area and recovered evidence from the burglary on her person.
The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered several unlocked vehicles in the area and used the garage door opener to gain access to the victim’s residence. The 18-year old female suspect had active warrants from Taney County Sheriff Department and Arkansas. She was located shortly after the initial call, arrested and booked into the Taney County Jail. Branson Police have sent “First Degree Burglary” and “Tampering with a Motor Vehicle” charges to the Taney County Prosecuting Attorney.
Because this is an active investigation, details are limited.
Although vehicle break-ins do occur, it is highly unusual for a suspect to gain access to a residence linked to a vehicle break-in.
The Branson Police Department reminds all citizens to:
• Lock cars and all home doors
• Remove valuables from vehicles (firearms, electronics, cash, etc.)
• Lock the door that separates the garage from the residence
• Remain alert and dial 911 if you see any suspicious activity
The Branson Police Department has multiple crime prevention resources available for residents and businesses. For more information, visit the Branson Police Department’s website.