Roommate accused of stealing jewelry

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A 36-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kicking in her roommate's door and stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry.

Naquel Erin Freese of Steamboat Springs was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, theft and criminal mischief. The theft and second-degree burglary charges are Class 3 felonies.

The arrest stems from a March 31 incident. Freese's roommate, Ligia Ann Moscrip-Kulma, said the woman broke into her room, stole a jewelry box and damaged her belongings, according to court documents. The women resided at 2935 Alpenglow Way.

Moscrip-Kulma told police that when she returned home from work March 31, she noticed that her bedroom door would not close and that her jewelry box, containing more than $2,000 in antique jewelry, was missing.

She also noticed that the telephone line to her computer had been cut, so she could not access e-mail. She noticed that Freese's telephone line had not been cut.

She also noticed that items in the bathroom were thrown on the floor and her shirt in the laundry room had been cut up.

Moscrip-Kulma said she had argued with Freese about Moscrip-Kulma's cats, according to court documents. Moscrip-Kulma said she locked her bedroom door because she feared Freese might try to hurt her cats.

Freese was released from Routt County Jail on $20,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in Routt County Court on May 17.

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