By Robert Barron, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
An Enid woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of residential burglaries after allegedly trying to sell some of the stolen items.
Lori Ann Bailey, 33, who is living in the Catalyst-Enid Halfway House, was arrested at CC Coins and Collectibles, 813 W. Maine. According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website, Bailey has convictions on several charges, including drug charges, second-degree burglary, concealing stolen property, obtaining money by false pretense and false personation.
Enid Police Department Capt. Jack Morris said the patrol and detective divisions have been investigating the recent burglaries. On Wednesday, police were called to CC Coins and Collectibles concerning a person attempting to sell items believed stolen, Morris said.
Detectives went to the business and questioned Bailey, Morris said, and the items were determined to have been stolen in a burglary Tuesday. Bailey was arrested on complaints of second-degree burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property.
Bailey’s arrest stems from two burglaries reported April 16 and Tuesday.
On April 16, officers were dispatched to a house in the 3700 block of Dana Drive in reference to a burglary. A resident of the house told officers he returned home to get his golf clubs for a lesson and saw a tan or silver SUV in the driveway, according to an EPD report. A woman in the vehicle appeared to be texting someone, he said. Then, another woman peeked over the fence, and he heard the sound of something dropping.
The woman came out of his back yard, and said she was supposed to be meeting someone and asked about the address. He told her his home was not the address, and she hurried to the car and it drove away quickly, according to the report.
He went into the back yard and found a purse on the ground. When he entered the house, he discovered it had been “gone through,” but he could find nothing missing, according to the report. The purse he found in the back yard had been taken out of a closet, according to the report.
On Tuesday, another burglary was reported in the 4100 block of Country Club. A resident told police someone entered through an unlocked back door. Several pieces of jewelry were reported taken, according to the report.
Catalyst-Enid Halfway House, 1824 S. Van Buren, is listed on the DOC website as a female offender community corrections and residential services facility. It is listed as having a capacity of 90 residents.