Woman arrested after reportedly breaking into residence, pharmacy in Pulaski

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PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Pulaski arrested a Tennessee woman following a breaking and entering at a home and a burglary alarm at a pharmacy early Saturday morning.

The Pulaski Police Department says officers responded to a report of a residential breaking and entering on Fifth Street NW at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.

According to police, while officers were investigating that first incident, they were dispatched to a burglary alarm at Martins Pharmacy around 3 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found a broken window at the pharmacy, as well as a woman inside.

Police say they arrested the woman — identified as Monicka Jessie from Nashville, Tennessee — without incident.

During the investigation, Jessie was also determined to be the suspect from the earlier breaking and entering on Fifth Street NW, according to the department.

Jessie was reportedly taken to Lewis Gale Pulaski Hospital for minor injuries related to the incidents.

Jessie was later released and taken to the NRV Regional Jail, where she is currently being held without bond. Police say additional charges are pending.

If you have information regarding either incident, or if you are familiar with Jessie, you are asked to call Sgt. D.F. Grim at (540) 994-8680.

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