Ashley Elizabeth Hobbs
Ashley Elizabeth Hobbs (Courtesy photo)

A Finksburg woman is out on bail Friday after being arrested and charged with burglary, police said.

Ashley Elizabeth Hobbs, 31, of the 2700 block of Cedarhurst Road, is charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and fourth-degree burglary, theft of a value between $100 and $1,500, and malicious destruction of property, according to electronic court records.


She was released Thursday after posting a $6,500 bail, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of charges, officers of the Westminster Police Department responded to a residence Jan. 7. An apartment resident had returned home from work to find his door broken in and had been informed by his neighbor that Hobbs had entered his house while he wasn’t home.

The neighbor told police he observed Hobbs, who he recognized, and another man pull up to the apartment in a vehicle. He heard loud banging and the two left a short time later carrying an item, according to the statement.

Police observed the steel door to have a dent in the bottom and cracks near the deadbolt. The door frame was pulled away from the wall, according to the statement.

The residents of the apartment initially said nothing appeared to be missing, but then called police later to report that a purse had been stolen containing a debit card. The owner of the card said there had been transactions totaling about $127 made to the card, according to the statement.

No phone number from Hobbs was available through court documents. No court scheduling information was available as of close of courts Friday.