Police: Ulster County Woman Charged With Burglary
An Ulster County woman was arrested following a burglary complaint.
On May, 5, 2018, New Paltz police responded to a residence for a burglary complaint. The homeowner reported hearing noises coming from one of the bedrooms she rents in the home.
The homeowner advised the officers that the tenant for that room was away, but they had in fact heard noises coming from the locked bedroom.
While officers were on the scene, the tenant arrived and unlocked the bedroom for the officers, who checked for anyone inside.
Luz A. Zapata, 25, of New Paltz was located inside the bedroom, and was taken into custody.
Zapata is a tenant of another room in the same home. Upon further investigation, officers learned that Zapata had entered the room looking to steal money.
Between February and May this year, Zapata had been involved in the ongoing theft of money from the homeowner.
Zapata was charged with Burglary second-degree (Class C felony), and Grand Larceny third-degree (Class D felony)
Zapata was arraigned in the Town of New Paltz Court and remanded to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail, or $50,000 bond.
She is scheduled to return to court at a later date.