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Suspect charged with escape

Woman seen fleeing scene of burglary

Ashli C. Sackette, 23, Appleton, is charged with burglary, escape from custody and criminal damage to property.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, New London Police Officers Cheri Johnson and Ryan Denu responded to a call that a burglary had just occurred on the 800 block of West Pine Street.

The caller reported that when he arrived home, he saw a young woman with blonde hair running from his house.

As Johnson approached the house, she saw a blonde woman walking on Menasha Street, a short distance away from the reported burglary.

Johnson questioned the woman, identified as Sackette, about why she was in the neighborhood.

According to the criminal complaint, Sackette initially said she was coming from the middle school and going to see her mother. She then reportedly said she was headed to a friend’s house.

Johnson told Sackette she matched the description of a burglary suspect.

Sackette replied that she was just a little girl and she has her own home and has her own food, the complaint says.

Johnson found the comment very odd.

The owner told Denu someone entered the house by throwing a large rock through the window of a door leading from the garage into the house.

Among the items stolen were a large amount of change, $65 in cash that had been in an envelope, a hair dryer and some cookies.

A purse was found on a kitchen counter. Inside the purse were $65 and drug paraphernalia.

Sackette was taken to the New London police station and placed in an interview room.

At about 2:30 p.m., while the officers were interviewing the victims, Sackette left the interview room, the complaint says.

At 4:30 p.m., Sackette called from Waters Restaurant and subsequently turned herself in and was taken to jail.

She was released from custody after posting a $500 cash bond.

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