Police: Leah Adams cut elderly woman's phone lines for burglary - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Police: Suspect cut elderly woman's phone lines during burglary

Leah Adams (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office) Leah Adams (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office)
HAMERSVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

A Hamersville woman has been indicted for a burglary that occurred back in August.

An 88-year-old woman indicated that while at her residence on Fite Avenue, her electricity suddenly went off. There were no adverse weather conditions, so she attempted to call the power company.  The victim stated that her telephone was also out of service. 

While waiting for the power to come back on, the woman confronted an unknown woman coming from her garage into the living area of the house.  The 88 year old woman asked the stranger who she was and why she was in her home.  After giving a false name and reason for being there, the woman was escorted from the residence.

Further investigation into the incident revealed that the telephone lines had been pulled apart and the breaker had been disconnected.  Entry into the residence had been made by prying open a window from the garage area and entering a door from the garage into the residence. 

Shoe prints around the separated telephone wires matched shoes identified as belonging to a suspect in the case.  The suspect was identified as Leah Anne Adams, 24 of Hamersville.

Adams remained at large until her arrest on Jan. 4, on unrelated charges.  She was indicted last week on one count of Burglary and Criminal Damaging. She remains in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

    Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:24 AM EST2018-02-23 11:24:37 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:27 AM EST2018-02-24 06:27:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool). Flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as she arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Kor...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool). Flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as she arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Kor...
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Full Story >
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Full Story >
  • California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:14 AM EST2018-02-23 07:14:54 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:27 AM EST2018-02-24 06:27:07 GMT
    (Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...(Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.Full Story >
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.Full Story >
  • Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

    Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-02-24 05:45:34 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:26 AM EST2018-02-24 06:26:35 GMT

    AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

    Full Story >

    AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly