Police: Houston woman arrested after claiming she was robbed

HARRINGTON — An allegedly intoxicated woman who first reported being robbed was arrested by officers after she was identified as a burglary suspect, Harrington Police spokesman Earl. K. Brode said Tuesday.

Pamela M. Watkins, 47, of Houston, was charged after a sequence last Friday that began with her claiming she was being robbed at a business on Clark Street.

As officers interviewed her, police said, they received a call of a reported burglary try at a home on Ward Street.

Police went to the home and got a suspect’s description who had fled, and determined that Ms. Watkins was a person of interest.

Pamela M. Watkins

Ms. Watkins was taken to the residence, where she was identified as a suspect, police said.

Further investigation determined that Ms. Watkins allegedly went to the home and asked to use a phone before trying to force her way inside. After being denied entry, police said, she fled.

Following transport to the Harrington Police Department, authorities said Ms. Watkins was charged with third-degree attempted burglary.

She was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach and sent to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $3,000 secured bond.


Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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