Accused Sherman burglar, car thief pleads not guilty
SHERMAN — The 33-year-old woman accused of stealing a car and burglarizing a home in broad daylight pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
Emily Barnes, of Ledgewood Road, is facing burglary and larceny charges after police say she walked into a Mary Bee Lane residence the afternoon of Aug. 18, and stole cash, credit cards and a car.
Barnes was arrested hours later in Beekman, N.Y., after Dutchess County police responded to a report of a burglary in progress.
People were home at the time of each alleged burglary, police said, and residents of the New York home actually caught her in the act.
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office notified Connecticut State Police that the vehicle stolen from the Sherman residence had been located and a female suspect apprehended.
Barnes was charged with second- and sixth-degree larceny and second-degree burglary after turning herself in to Connecticut State Police on Sept. 26.
She is out on $2,500 bond, and has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Oct. 24, at state Superior Court in Danbury.
Barnes is being represented by a public defender, according to court records.