A 19-year-old Sulphur Springs woman accused of stealing a lizard and game console during a home burglary was arrested early Saturday morning, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson responded to a disturbance on South Locust Street. Upon arrival, he contacted Laura Elaine Ybanez. She admitted she had entered the residence through a window, and that she was not supposed to be on the property. She admitted she had previously signed a criminal trespass warning prohibiting her from returning to the property. Dispatchers confirmed there was indeed an active criminal trespass warning on file for Ybanez for the location.
A person at the location told police the woman and four males took a PS3 and put it in a bag, but he was able to recover it. The woman was taken into custody for criminal trespassing. Later, police were advised a bearded dragon lizard was stolen from the residence. While at the jail, the woman told Robinson that she had taken the lizard. Ybanez was charged with burglary of a habitation based on her admission to gaining entry to the residence through a window and to stealing a lizard and PS3.
Ybanez remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, July 5, 2021, in lieu of $5,000 bond on the criminal trespass charge and $20,000 bond on the burglary of a habitation charge, according to jail reports.
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