A Chattanooga woman and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with a burglary at an East Ridge residence in which a van worth $30,000 and $8,660 in other items were taken.
Delores Reshell Wooten, 41, of 3602 5th Ave., was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $10,000.
Police also said they were charging her 21-year-old boyfriend, Damean Alexander Jones.
The burglary happened last Aug. 28 at a residence on Gleason Circle.
The thieves took a Dodge Caravan after finding the keys on the kitchen table. They were left there by a woman who had been watching the residence for the owners, who were away for an extended time.
The van was recovered a month later when it was involved in a hit and run accident in Catoosa County. Police said Ms. Wooten (also known as Cox) was found hiding behind a house after the wreck. Relatives and friends said she had been driving the van for at least a month.
Police were told that Ms. Wooten and Jones had been living in the basement of a home on Shoperidge Road. Police found several Bass Pro Shop watches similar to ones taken in the burglary.
It was also stated that Ms. Wooten formerly lived on Donaldson Road in East Ridge and was personal friends with the victims of the burglary.