The Pryor Times

September 14, 2013

Doggy door break-in

Cydney Baron
Staff Reporter

PRYOR, OK — Patricia McGlothlin, Pryor, is charged with one count of first degree burglary and one count of second degree burglary.

Around 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Mayes County Sheriff's Office received two separate calls of a woman attempting to break into two separate residences in the Dry Gulch area.

The first residence was on West 460 Road in Pryor.

“She entered through the doggy door and was able to get into the garage. She attempted to kick in the door to the living room but was unable to get in,” said  Detective Jason Treat. “Deputies Alan Davis and Leroy Linam worked this call.”

A 13-year-old was present in this home at the time of the break in.

At the second location, on North 433 Road, Deputy Ken Guess arrived at the scene and found three large rocks that had been used to break in the window lying inside the house.

“Guess spoke with the victim and was told that every room of the house had been gone through,” said Treat. “The victim stated that prescription pills and a day planner were stolen from the nightstand, as well as

some jewelry.”

Guess reported that in the kitchen, drawers and cabinets were open as McGlothlin had gone through them.

“A note saying “I'm sorry” was left on the table in the kitchen,” said Treat.

In both occurrences, witness were able to provide authorities with a vehicle description and the license plate number.

Adair and Pryor Police Departments were notified of the situation and told to be on the lookout.

Davis ran the tag numbers and went to Hidden Acres, Pryor, where the vehicle was registered.

McGlothlin was at her residence when the deputy arrived.

“She admitted to having broken into the houses. She said she broke into those two houses because they looked empty,” said Treat.

McGlothlin appeared in the Mayes County District Court initial appearances Thursday via video conference. Judge Rebecca Gore read the defendant her rights. Gore stated that a first degree burglary charge can carry up to a life sentence in the department of corrections and a second degree burglary charge can carry no less than two and no more than seven years in the department of corrections.

Gore set the case on the preliminary hearing sounding docket Oct. 10 and McGlothlin was told to be present on that date with an attorney.

“Because there was a minor child involved in one of the residences, we make the recommendation that bond be set at $50,000,” said Assistant District Attorney Marny Hill.

Gore agreed and bond was set at $50,000. McGlothlin was remanded to the custody of the Mayes County Jail.

McGlothlin does not have a prior criminal record in Mayes County.