Cops Find NJ Burglary Suspect in Clothes Dryer

Search for tavern theft suspect ends with police capturing woman hiding out in her laundry room

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013  |  Updated 6:04 PM EDT
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Jan. 8, 2013: Ocean County, NJ cops found a woman accused of burglary, hiding out in a clothes dryer.

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An accused Ocean County burglar found herself behind bars after a clothes dryer turned out not to be the best place to hide.

Police in Barnegat, N.J. arrested Heather Oneill-Deller, 34, on Jan. 8 after she allegedly stole cash and property from Lefty’s Tavern the night before.

Police say they were called to Lefty’s for reports of the theft and identified Oneill-Deller from surveillance video inside the bar.

When police went to the woman’s home on Emerald Drive, they say they found her hiding out inside the clothes dryer.

Oneill-Deller was arrested for burglary and sent to county jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, police said.

A man in the home at the time of the arrest, Edward Deller, was also arrested. He's charged with hindering apprehension. He's also in jail.

 


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