Shelby Lynn Brinkley

A Marion woman was arrested after police found her behind the business she allegedly had just broken into.

According to a report by Officer Daniel Hoskins, of the Marion Police Department, Shelby Lynn Brinkley, 22, of Pinnacle Church Road, Marion, was charged with injury to real property, larceny, and breaking and entering.

On Thursday, around 9 a.m., officers were called to Aliva Multiservices at 476 East Court Street in reference to a suspect who had broken into the business and stole several items. A witness of the theft approached police at the business and stated they saw a woman wearing dark clothing carry a box behind the business shortly before they arrived.

Officer Daniel Meraz and Hoskins walked around to the back of the building and located Brinkley, a bag and three boxes full of items. The business owner was able to identify the items as his, and Brinkley was also identified on video surveillance.

The items stolen included a Dell computer, a Toshiba laptop, three tablets, checks, a keyboard, cash, a cell phone and accessories, miscellaneous food and candy, miscellaneous jewelry, clothing, CDs, security cameras, power tools, whiskey, a passport, sunglasses and credit cards, with a total value of $4,545. Officers also seized a syringe, a glass pipe, a spoon, and scales.

Brinkley was taken into custody in lieu of a $30,000 bond.