Someone reportedly crawled in a window Friday and not only stole furniture from a house, but a dog too, leading to the arrests and citations of a half-dozen people.Police were checking up on the reported burglary at 11:49 a.m. Friday. A home in the 900 block of N. Emory was entered through a window, police spokesman John Deal said.
The resident was not home at the time, and reported that furniture items as well as the dog were stolen.
Officers were told that the dog was taken to another home in the 300 block of W. Second, and that the furniture was in a house next door to where the dog went.
Officers first tried to track the furniture and when they got to the suspected home, they met with Justyce Buchanan, 16. Sure enough, they found the furniture and evidence indicated Buchanan was responsible for taking it, earning a citation for burglary.
Officers then went next door, where they contacted Ashly Hensley, 28, and her husband Taylor Hensley, 27.
Deal said both of the Hensleys initially denied having the dog.
Officers did not believe that Ashly or Taylor were involved in the theft of the dog. However, as the conversation continued, one of them eventually said the dog was in the basement and they would go get it.
As officers were waiting, they saw Cameron Winder, 19, go out the back door. He had the dog. Ashly Hensley apparently told Cameron to take the dog to keep officers from seizing it, Deal said.
Ashly Hensley was charged with tampering with evidence and taken to jail. Taylor Hensley and Winder were issued a summons for the same offense, but not arrested since they were more cooperative in the investigation, Deal said.
Also, investigators believe Miranda Schade, 25, went into the house that was burglarized with Buchanan, but they don’t think Schade took anything. Schade was cited for trespassing.
Before leaving, police told everyone to leave each other alone, Deal said, but nevertheless, soon after officers left, Schade reportedly drove by one of the other people involved and yelled a profanity at them.
That earned Schade a trip to jail. She is charged with tampering with a witness.