Woman allegedly broke into home and put on resident's clothes

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May 7—A Conyngham woman was arrested after court papers say she not only broke into a city apartment and refused to leave, but sold the resident's belongings and put on the owner's clothes.

The break-in happened while the tenant was due to have a baby, according to arrest papers. She returned Wednesday, a few days after giving birth in a hospital, to check on her mail, and found two intruders inside a messy apartment with drugs inside.

Luzerne County 911 dispatched police to the apartment where they arrested Brittany Ann Nicole Figas, 29, on felonies of burglary and criminal mischief and misdemeanors of theft, possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Her bail was set at $10,000 Thursday morning by Magisterial District Judge Daniel O'Donnell, Butler Twp., and unable to immediately post bail, she was taken to jail.

According to arrest papers:

The woman called 911 around 10 p.m., reporting that she found two strangers inside her apartment at 593 Emerald Court who refused to leave. She also said drugs were "everywhere" and were thrown around her home, along with garbage.

She found Figas wearing her white sports bra and sweatpants and noticed her television, air conditioner and her children's clothing were missing.

Police found empty packets typically used to store heroin/fentanyl and hypodermic syringe caps on the kitchen counter. There were more empty packets, suspected marijuana and a white powder on a dresser in a bedroom where officers found the intruders sitting on the floor.

Figas was found with a bag of suspected marijuana along with several syringes and empty packets. The man she was with was found with four packets, stamped "El Loco," which contained a white powder. Figas was taken to the police station while the man was taken to a hospital after complaining of pain from a previous assault.

The woman who rented the apartment told police Figas admitted to breaking into her apartment with a knife and that Figas sold her children's clothing and her property.

The break-in discovered Wednesday wasn't the first intrusion either. The renter went on to tell police she was staying with her mother prior to having the baby when a friend went to her apartment to get some of her belongings about two weeks prior. The friend found the same pair inside a closet and reportedly gave them $100, telling them to leave when they said they had no place to stay.

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