Jersey City Woman and NYC Woman Arrested for Attempted Burglary in Leonia

By Travis Tormey posted in Theft Offenses on Monday, July 22, 2013

A Jersey City woman and a New York City woman accused of trying to break into a Leonia home have been arrested.

Last month, 23-year-old Tionna Williams and 40-year-old Anetra Humphries worked together on a botched break-in at a home on Glenwood Avenue in Leonia. According to authorities, Ms. Williams used an umbrella to break a side-door window but was scared off by the homeowner. Police believe that the red Toyota sedan in which Ms. Williams then fled was driven by Ms. Humphries.

A witness at the scene of the crime described the car, which Leonia detectives traced to a Jersey City address. From there, police tracked down a phone number for Ms. Williams.

Later, Ms. Williams volunteered to be interviewed at police headquarters, where she was arrested and charged with attempted burglary.

The next day, Leonia police officers contacted Ms. Humphries and encouraged her to turn herself in. When she refused, officers contacted Port Authority Police to have her removed from a plane flying out of John F. Kennedy International Airport in Boston. Ms. Humphries was being held at Riker’s Island pending an extradition hearing.

If convicted of attempted burglary, the two (2) women face lengthy terms of imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is typically a third degree criminal offense, punishable by up to five (5) years in state prison.

For more information about this case, see the article entitled “Two Women Arrested in Botched Leonia Break-in.


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