- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces woman is in custody for allegedly trespassing onto her mother in-law’s property to take back some belongings and sell an above-ground swimming pool.

Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies say 28-year-old Laura Elizabeth Maestas is being held on suspicion of breaking and entering.

A neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at a residence Monday.

According to court documents, Maestas was with four other people who believed they were going to help her complete the sale of an above-ground pool left at the mobile home.

The home has been vacant since last October, but the locks have been changed.

Investigators say Maestas allegedly removed an air conditioner from the window of the home and took a baby’s high-chair and other belongings that she claimed were hers.


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