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Suspect can't escape watchful eyes

Thursday, November 8, 2012

An observant neighbor helped police catch a woman accused of breaking into her uncle's Shelbyville Mills Road home Wednesday.

The neighbor told officer Cody Swift a woman later identified as Mary Cathleena Blindt, 29, of Landers Street drove into the home's yard in a black Jeep, broke a side window and, after realizing she was being watched, drove the Jeep to the other side of the house.

Blindt came back to the broken window and entered the home, the neighbor told officers.

Search pays off

Police searched across Shelbyville and found the Jeep, with Blindt driving, at a Madison Street business.

Inside the Jeep were a DVD player and copper tubing police said were taken from the home, wood matching pieces thrown through the window and blue latex gloves the neighbor said Blindt was wearing.

Blindt admitted taking the items, Swift's report said, and was charged with aggravated burglary, theft of property and vandalism. She was being held on $27,500 bond Wednesday at Bedford County Jail.