A Kaukauna woman charged in the August burglary of a neighboring apartment told police she was sleepwalking when the incident occurred.
Julie L. Angell, 52, was charged last week in Outagamie County Court with counts of burglary and misdemeanor theft. Residents of the Sullivan Avenue apartment called police about a week after they noticed some of their belongings were missing.
One of the residents told officers they were in the process of moving and initially wondered whether the missing items had been packed. The woman, however, noticed her fan in Angell's apartment while retrieving some DVDs she had lent. She later noticed her computer in Angell's bedroom.
Angell first told police she was walking in her sleep and couldn't recall all of the items taken, the criminal complaint says. She later said she heard noises from the unlocked apartment and decided to take items to her residence for safe keeping.
The burglary charge carries a maximum 12-year prison sentence. Angell will make an April 18 initial court appearance.