By JOSH NEWTON
Two people were arrested this week after a homeowner allegedly caught them burglarizing his residence.
Cindy Kay Shroff, 31, of Welling, and Jimmy Ray Wilson, 53, of Tahlequah, were booked in -to jail for second-degree burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property.
According to Tahlequah Police Lt. Billy Dowling, who responded along with officers Thomas Donnell and Randy Tanner, Bobby Moon arrived at his home at around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday and found Shroff and Wilson parked outside his residence, filling up their vehicle with fuel from one of Moon’s gas cans. Moon’s home had also been burglarized.
Police said Shroff stole property from inside Moon’s home and hid the items in a vehicle, while Wilson stood outside. When Moon arrived and made the discovery, Shroff and Wilson began to take items out of their car and set them on the ground.
Dowling said Shroff told police “in excited utterances” she had entered the residence and stolen items. Wilson allegedly confessed he knew Shroff – described by police as his accomplice – went into the home and retrieved items that did not belong to her, and knew it was “suspicious” – but he continued to let her take the items.
Shroff and Wilson were both booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center. Shroff was given a $6,000 bond, but is also being held with no bond for a failure-to-appear warrant.
Wilson was released on a $5,000 bond, according to booking records at CCDC.
Court records show Shroff has previously been charged in Cherokee County with second-degree burglary and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.