Rockland woman accused of taking confidential package from city councilor

Posted:  Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

ROCKLAND — A Rockland woman has been charged by police with allegedly stealing two packages, one including confidential information from City Hall, that were delivered to the residence of a city council member.

Angela Robbins, 45, was arrested by Rockland Police Nov. 2 and charged with two counts of theft and two counts of violating conditions of release for allegedly stealing the packages.

Robbins made her initial appearance in Knox County Unified Court Nov. 5. Her bail was set at $400 cash with no third party bail allowed, which she later posted.

Her bail conditions include that she cannot possess or use drugs or alcohol and have any contact with the victim.

According to the affidavit filed by Rockland police in Knox County Unified Court, a city councilor contacted police Oct. 20 to report that a package, delivered by UPS and placed outside the door, was stolen.

A neighbor had placed the package outside of the door and noticed later the same day that it was missing, according to police reports. The person contacted the victim, who confirmed not picking up the package, according to the affidavit.

The councilor also reported to police that during the previous week, someone had stolen a council meeting packet, which also had been delivered to the home and left outside of the door.

Robbins was identified as a suspect and when police confronted her at her home, she told them that she remembered seeing the packages but never took them. Later she stated that she did pick up the packages and took them back to her home, but did not know to whom they belonged, according to the affidavit.

At first she said that she threw away the packages, but then turned them over to police. The one package of shoes and slippers and the second packet from City Hall were both returned to the victim.

Robbins will appear in court again for a dispositional conference Dec. 13.

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