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Woman Awakes to Burglar by Her Bed

A 31-year-old Guest House resident was arrested and charged in connection with the burglary and auto burglary.

A Cartersville woman awoke Monday to a noise that was an alleged burglar riffling through her bed table drawers, according to a report.

About 8:30 a.m., the 34-year-old alleged victim called police to her Wood Bridge Drive home and reported that when she woke up her .380—which was kept in the nightstand—was lying on the floor next to Stephanie Jane Papapetrou, 31, of , whom she told to leave her room.

The victim and two other women in the home seated Papapetrou on the couch until authorities arrived.

They found several bags containing clothing, electronics and medication in the garage and outside a doorway. In all, the property belonging to the residents was valued at more than $4,500.

Papapetrou also allegedly broke into a car in the garage. She was charged with burglary and auto burglary and held to again bond on previous charges.

Kevin Raposo May 30, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I recently wrote an article that might be helpful to readers on how to better protect your home from a burglar: Burglar Reveals 15 Trade Secrets - A Look Into The Mind of a Burglar http://simplisafe.com/blog/burglar-reveals-15-trade-secrets-look-mind-burglar Feel free to share or re-post@
Kimberly griffis May 30, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I sure hope she gets herself together soon for her family and kids sake. This is sad.but shes real lucky that she wasnt shot and killed..

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