Female burglar with 'troubled past' put on probation

Cary Ashby • Apr 18, 2013 at 5:58 PM

A Wakeman woman who broke into a victim's home to steal some drugs is on three years of probation.

Carrie S. Waldron, 32, of 6101 Zenobia Road, pleaded guilty in February to burglary.

Waldron was fined $250, but Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway didn't order any restitution Wednesday. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler had requested the defendant spend 60 days in the Huron County Jail and perform 120 hours of community service. The judge, who credited Waldron for being on the right track, ruled her probation officer can impose the jail term at his or her discretion.

Huron County Sheriff's Detective Bill Duncan interviewed Waldron about the Oct. 23 burglary. Leffler had said the defendant "made some admissions" about making "a couple trips" into the victim's home.

Waldron broke into the victim's home with the intention of stealing drugs and "scared a 10-year-old boy" in the process, Leffler said this week.

"She has a troubled past," the prosecutor said. "I think she was a long-time (drug) addict. She's had a tough time dealing with it."

However, Leffler said Waldron has no criminal record except for a couple driving-under-the-influence charges 10 to 15 years ago.

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