SIBLEY—A Sibley woman was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, on charges of first-offense operating while under the influence and fifth-degree criminal mischief.
The arrest of Sara Berihu Gebrehiwot, who turned 24 on Monday, Oct. 26, stemmed from an investigation into a report of her breaking windows of a walk-through door for a garage at a residence on the 400 block of 10th Street West in Sibley, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy located Gebrehiwot driving a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox on the 400 block of Eighth Avenue.
Gebrehiwot had bloodshot, watery eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage.
She denied drinking alcohol but the deputy observed a small empty bottle of Captain Morgan in the center console of the vehicle, according to the incident report.
The resident who initially called law enforcement said Gebrehiwot had been at the residence asking where someone was and when she was told the person was not at the house, she left. Shortly after Gebrehiwot left, the resident heard glass breaking in the garage, according to the incident report.
A grandson of the resident said he went out to check on what was happening and saw Gebrehiwot standing in the garage and using a blunt object to break glass out of a door. The resident said she then went out into the garage and saw Gebrehiwot drive away.
Damage to the door was estimated at $200.