Kent woman arrested for stealing cats

Angelo Angel

A Kent woman is in police custody after breaking into an animal shelter to steal back her two cats.

Kristeen Pascoe was arrested on March 11 after she was linked to a pair of break-ins at an adjacent buildings.

The Portage Animal Protective League and Water Resource Department reported on March 11 that a window had been broken in the facility and two cats were missing. The two cats previously belonged to Pascoe in February and were the only animals stolen from the shelter. As of March 15, the cats have not been located. 

After reviewing surveillance, Pascoe was clearly identified as the perpetrator of the break-in. She is being charged with breaking and entering, two counts of vandalism and one count of theft. 

Pascoe has had previous encounters with the law when she attempted to steal nearly $300 in groceries from a Giant Eagle near Kent Road in June 2013. She was charged with theft and a first-degree misdemeanor.

Angelo is an entertainment reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected]