A Nevada woman has been arrested after authorities say she broke into a farmhouse near Cambridge over the weekend.
Carmie Beth Sills, 48, was charged with third-degree burglary. She made her initial court appearance Monday at the Story County Courthouse in Nevada. Her bond was set at $6,500 and a preliminary hearing was set for April 16.
According to the Story County Sheriff’s Office, the owners of the residence returned home late Saturday night to find a car that did not belong to them parked in one of the buildings on their property on 580th Avenue, about five miles north of Cambridge.
Sheriff’s Lt. Don Ellis said the homeowners did not enter their house but called deputies, who found Sills in a basement bathroom.
During the investigation, it was determined drawers in the house had been gone through, a bedframe in the basement had been broken and plants outside the house destroyed, Ellis said.
The homeowners said that was not the way those items were when they left home earlier, Ellis said.
He also said Sills admitted to investigators that she had smoked methamphetamine earlier in the day.
The homeowners said they did not know Sills and did not know why she would be at their house.