Belmont woman charged with theft of cable TV service at apartment building

BELMONT — A former Church Street resident was charged last week for allegedly trying to steal cable television services.
Jennifer Mitchell, 39, formerly of 36 Church St. Apt. 202 is charged with one count of theft of services, criminal mischief (vandalism), and criminal liability for the conduct of another.
Police said other people in her building called them on June 27 to report someone appeared to be fiddling with the cable box.
According to Lt. Rich Mann, a police officer driving down Church Street then saw Mitchell and an unknown male near the cable box with a prying-type device. He said the two walked in opposite directions and the lone officer followed Mitchell to her apartment.
Mann said Mitchell wouldn't initially come out of the apartment but turned herself in at 12:39 p.m. at the Belmont Police Station.
To date, he said the male hasn't been identified.
MetroCast Cablevision said the damage to the box was about $500.