Woman Sentenced For Burglarizing Same Pharmacy Twice

3/15/12 – A Reeseville woman was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail for burglarizing the same pharmacy twice in a month. Abigail Newell pled last month to one felony count of Burglary and had another felony and two misdemeanors dismissed but read into the record. The 19-year-old broke into the Village Pharmacy in Reeseville last year in the early morning hours of March 24 and then again on April 21. According to the criminal complaint, a witness saw a maroon van after the first break-in and Newell was a suspect. After a vehicle matching the same description was spotted leaving the scene of the second break-in, authorities went to Newell’s home around 2am and noticed that her vehicle was still warm. When questioned, she said she just felt like taking a late night drive. Newell later admitted to breaking the window of the pharmacy to take pain pills and commented that she was surprised how quickly deputies arrived at her house following the burglary. In addition to six months in jail with work release privileges, Newell was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay restitution.