(St. Peter, MN) – Tables were turned on a St. Peter woman who reportedly called police to report her apartment was burglarized, and was then arrested for burglarizing the apartment adjacent to her own.
Thirty-nine-year-old Tiffany Charlotte Miller, also known as Tiffany Charlotte Jensen, was charged Thursday in Nicollet County District Court with two counts of felony 2nd degree burglary, two counts of felony 3rd degree burglary, and one count of felony theft.
Miller called police on the morning of June 19th to report that her residence had been burglarized, according to court documents. She said she had returned to her home that morning and discovered two of her pill bottles and $350 in cash was missing.
The neighboring tenant told police that she’d left earlier in the day, and Miller had approached her immediately when she returned to inform her that both their apartments had been burglarized. Miller had called the tenant for permission to access her apartment to quiet her barking dog, and was told no. The woman told police that Miller had earlier said that she needed money and prescription medications.
Lorazepam medication had been taken from the upstairs tenant’s apartment, and muddy footprints found throughout the home, which were found to match prints found at Miller’s home. The door separating the upstairs apartment from Miller’s appeared to have been pried open with a small screwdriver, according to the complaint.
Miller became irate and told police she needed to taken her medication when advised her she was under arrest. The medications the upstairs tenant had reported missing and a bent butter knife was found in Miller’s apartment when a search warrant was executed, according to the criminal complaint.
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