Woman arrested after entering home, staring at sleeping occupant

According to Moab City Police, a local woman has been arrested amid a string of burglaries over recent weeks in the area of Grand Oasis and Walnut Lane.

The woman, Tyra Jones, faces burglary and criminal mischief charges and is accused of illegally entering a house, staring at a woman living in the house until the victim woke up, then rummaging through the victim’s closet, according to a report from KUTV.

Moab City Police made a post on Facebook about the string of burglaries on Sunday morning, Sept. 15. The department updated the post later in the day, saying they had arrested the Jones.

According to KUTV, Jones told police that someone let her into the woman’s home early Sunday morning, around 2 a.m., but police determined that the person Jones said let her in did not live at the house.