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November 21, 2013
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Ex-wife arrested after alleged break-in

A Nevada City woman ended up in jail on burglary and drug charges after she allegedly broke into her ex-husband’s residence and stole his keys, money from his wallet and medication.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 10000 block of Broken Oak Court at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, said Sheriff Keith Riyal. The male victim told deputies he had been awakened by a commotion and found his ex-wife wandering around, Royal said.

She reportedly fled the residence and he followed her, then reportedly saw her enter a neighboring residence through a back door.

The man knocked on the residence’s front door and confronted her inside, Royal said.

The woman reportedly threw $55 at her ex-husband, but he told deputies she had something hidden in her pants that he believed might be his property. She reportedly also had stolen his painkillers and his diabetic kit.

An eyeglass case fell out of her pant leg, which contained a meth pipe and meth, Royal said.

The woman, identified as Heather Lyn Riley, 41, reportedly told deputies where she had stashed the victim’s wallet; his medication also was recovered.

More meth was found on Riley when she was searched at the jail, Royal said.

She was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was being held in lieu of $51,000 bail.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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