TALLMADGE — An Akron woman is facing felony charges after a Newton Street woman said she found the woman walking out of her home carrying stolen items Sept. 10.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, 30-year-old Dolores McGarr did not enter pleas to second-degree felony burglary, fourth-degree felony safe cracking and two counts of fifth-degree felony breaking and entering Sept. 11. McGarr is scheduled for a Sept. 19 felony status hearing before Judge Lisa Coates and was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $50,000 bond as of Sept. 13. McGarr’s attorney, Nathan Ray, did not return a phone call seeking comment before press time.
A police report and court records include a Streetsboro address for McGarr, but Police Chief Ron Williams told the Tallmadge Express Sept. 13 that police have an Akron address for McGarr and it is believed the Streetsboro address is a former residence.
According to the report, the woman reported the burglary at her home in Newton Street’s 900 block at a little after 7 p.m.
Items reported stolen and recovered included three laptop computers and two cell phones totaling about $6,400 in value and a checkbook.
"She had them in bags and basically, when the resident pulled into the driveway, this lady’s coming out the door of the house and when the resident confronted her, she handed the bags over and then ran away," said Williams.
Williams said a police K-9 tracked McGarr to a nearby shed.
"They did a good job of tracking her down," he said. "The K-9 proved to be productive."
According to court records, the safecracking charge is in connection with an allegation that McGarr used tools to break into a gun safe. No guns were reported taken. The breaking and entering charges are in connection with allegations that McGarr entered the shed and a camper parked outside the home. Williams said he is unsure whether force was used to enter the home and shed, but court records indicate force was used to enter the camper. Williams said police believe McGarr had been staying in the camper for as long as seven hours before the woman came home.