A 28-year-old Wichita woman was arrested at her mother’s home in Marion while visiting family on Christmas.
Stephanie Jacobson faces charges of possession of stolen property. Police said she had a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, valued at $5,000 that Jimmy Harold McCutchen, 56, of Wichita, had reported as stolen.
Marion police officer Lee Vogel said he noticed Jeep around 5 p.m. parked in a driveway at 820 E. Main St.
“I wasn’t sure if it was her Jeep but I ran the tag because I thought she had a suspended driver’s license,” Vogel said. “Turned out, she technically had a valid license that had some restrictions on it, but the car came back as stolen.”
Vogel proceeded to inquire about the stolen vehicle inside, where he found Jacobson upstairs.
“She said a friend let her borrow the Jeep because hers was in the shop,” Vogel said. “She had so many stories it’s hard to remember them all, but basically she claimed that the friend she was borrowing it from was buying it from the guy who reported it as stolen.”
He said Jacobson was displaying “irate behavior” similar to how she acted when arrested Nov. 12 on a charge of having $5,000 of methamphetamines in her possession at a Marion residence. At the time, she also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp, battery of a law enforcement officer, and disorderly conduct.