Cobourg woman charged with theft after hiding in yard of downtown home: police

Police in Cobourg, Ont., have charged a woman with theft following an incident over the weekend. Global Peterborough file

A Cobourg, Ont., woman is facing multiple charges, including theft, following an incident in the downtown area on Saturday.

According to the Cobourg Police Service, a citizen advised officers on patrol in the downtown core of an alleged theft. Police say a woman had allegedly stolen the cellphone of an employee at a downtown business.

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According to police, the woman fled and allegedly entered a house without the homeowner’s consent.

Officers eventually found the woman hiding in the rear yard of the house, where she was arrested, police say.

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Jillian Nolan, 35, of Cobourg was charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, unlawfully being in a dwelling, trespassing at night and breach of probation.

She was released from custody on an undertaking with conditions for a court appearance in Cobourg later this year, police say.

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