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Norfolk woman faces fourth theft arrest after alleged break-in

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NORFOLK — For the fourth time in less than two months, Sasha S. Monroe stands accused of stealing.

Mrs. Monroe, 23, of Norfolk, and her husband Jeremy J. Monroe, 30, were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with an alleged break-in and theft at a Grantville Road home earlier this month.

State police at Massena said that on Feb. 7, they received a report of a burglary in which a resident said the front door appeared to have been tampered with and a window opened. Troopers allege the Monroes entered the home and stole a safe containing coins and collectible knives. The value of those items was not immediately available Wednesday.

Mr. Monroe was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class A misdemeanor. His wife, who was arrested in three other theft-related cases between Dec. 29 and Jan. 11, was charged with one count of burglary: illegal entry with criminal intent, a class C felony.

Mrs. Monroe began the year with back-to-back arrests for allegedly stealing from a Norfolk store.

She initially was charged with one count of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, after attempting to steal items from Al Smith’s Superette, 4 S. Main St., on the afternoon of Dec. 29, state police said.

Ms. Monroe was informed by store staff that she was not welcome to return, but on Jan. 1, she allegedly went back to the shop and tried to leave without paying for two bottles of soda.

The second incident earned her another petit-larceny charge, as well as one count of third-degree criminal trespassing, a class B misdemeanor.

On Jan. 11, Mrs. Monroe was arrested on another petit-larceny charge, after she allegedly attempted to steal $316.93 worth of batteries and other assorted merchandise from the town of Potsdam Walmart store on Route 11.

Mrs. Monroe was issued appearance tickets in the first three cases. The latest arrest resulted in her being sent to the St. Lawrence Count Correctional Facility with bail set at $3,000 cash.

Mr. Monroe was issued an appearance ticket in the break-in case, troopers said.

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