Elkins woman charged with burglary

An Elkins woman was arrested Sunday on charges of burglary, destruction of property and obstructing, authorities say.

Kimberley Rae Lambert, 38, was arrested after West Virginia State Police officers responded to a pedestrian claiming to have heard yelling and sounds of what may have been a fight at an apartment building on First Street in Elkins, according to the police report. The officers approached the location and could hear a woman screaming from within the apartment building, the report states.

When the officers responded, they found Lambert sitting in front of a door to one of the apartment’s bedrooms after she had allegedly forced entry into the residence without permission and damaged the bedroom door once she was inside, police said. Lambert was attempting to forcefully enter the bedroom to get to a male individual, according to the report.

The man and another female were allegedly inside the bedroom when the officers arrived. The pair and Lambert were all questioned separately by the officers, the report states.

After placing her under arrest, Lambert reportedly became “loud and boisterous,” pulling away from and physically obstructing the officers, according to the criminal complaint.

Lambert was arraigned by Randolph County Magistrate George M. Riggleman and was being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $20,000 cash or surety bond as of presstime.

Contact Chad Clem by e-mail at cclem@theintermountain.com.