By Ethan Colbert
A Bowling Green resident was arrested and charged with one count of felony stealing after authorities detained her on Friday in connection to recent thefts that have occurred on the parking lots of the Bowling Green R-I School District.
According to a previous report by the Times, at least two vehicles in the main parking lot had been burglarized.
“We have learned of at least two different situations where pocketbooks were left in a car, and, when the owner returned, the pocketbook was not there,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Frederickson said in a previous interview.
According to Frederickson, the break-ins occurred at different locations on the school district’s parking lot and that nothing else was taken from the vehicles. Last week, a photo was circulated by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department on Facebook that depicted a middle-age woman walking in the high school parking lot, near the school’s Vocational Agriculture building.
According to a press release from the local sheriff’s department, members of the public as well as an on-duty City of Bowling Green police officer recognized Pruitt. The officer located Pruitt and took her into custody.
Pruitt is being held in the Pike County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond. An arraignment date has not yet been set in this case.