An Owensville woman faces felony property damage and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident charges after driving a 2008 Honda Ridgeline into the front doors of the Owensville Break Time …
An Owensville woman faces felony property damage and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident charges after driving a 2008 Honda Ridgeline into the front doors of the Owensville Break Time convenience store on Sunday evening.
City Marshal Robert Rickerd said the woman, 30, turned herself into police Monday morning and was then placed under arrest after police discovered a substance believed to be methamphetamine in her possession. As of Tuesday, police had not completed their report to submit to the county’s prosecuting attorney for formal charges.
Rickerd said patrol officer Amanda Jensen and Det. Robert Green were handling the investigation.
Police responded to Break Time around 5 p.m. Easter Sunday for a report of a vehicle into a building. The driver and the vehicle were gone when police arrived and Rickerd said “a stop and hold was put out for the said vehicle and registered owner.”
Extensive damage to the front of the building was reported, according to police. Maintenance personnel with MFA Break Time of Columbia estimated repairs could run into several thousand dollars and take “two days up to six weeks” depending on how long it takes for replacement doors to arrive.
Police early Monday received information from a local business owner who told them a Honda Ridgeline was parked in his parking lot behind his office. And, the doors had been left open.
The car showed up on the company’s video surveillance system at 9:17 p.m. April 17. Police had the vehicle towed from the parking lot and impounded April 18.
“This vehicle is being held as evidence,” according to Rickerd.
Rickerd said the woman’s behavior at the police station was “uncooperative.”
She declined to comment on what had taken place and asked for a lawyer. She was arrested and release pending formal charges being filed.
“We don’t know, at this time, we don’t know if this was a mechanical issue or accidental,” said Rickerd.
A substance seized from the woman when she was arrested field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to Rickerd. He described it as “a felony amount of a controlled substance.”