Burglary Suspect Arrested in Private Home

Eunice Patris

Police on St. John arrested 29-year-old Eunice Patris at about 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 18, and charged her with Third Degree Burglary for breaking into a private residence in Estate Contant.

An officer who was already on the scene detained the suspect within minutes after the burglary was reported by 911 Emergency Communications dispatchers.

According to the police report, the homeowner told police her husband left the residence locked and secured at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

When she returned to the home in the morning she saw the suspect, later identified as Patris, walking on her property. The homeowner noticed that a door to her home was open. The homeowner shouted inside the home, Patris came to the door and was detained by police.

Police said Patris did not have permission to enter the residence.

Bail for Patris was set at $25,000 and she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.