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Ephrata woman arrested in burglary

RITZVILLE – An Ephrata woman is facing multiple charges in connection with an attempted theft.

Tianna Gene Marie Trumble, 19, of Ephrata was arrested Dec. 6 in the 1100 block of North Rand Lane and she was found hiding in a vehicle on the property.

She was arrested for residential burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and second-degree vehicle prowl.

Deputies were called to the property about 11:30 a.m. for an unknown person on the property, records show, noting they cordoned off the area.

During a search for the person, Trumble was found hiding in a vehicle, records show.

"Evidence on scene showed Ms. Trumble was in the process of taking items from the location and setting items aside to be hauled off," the Adams County Sheriff's Office reported. "K-9 Nado arrived and conducted a final search finding no one else on the property.

Trumble was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the property had been frequented by trespassers in recent weeks.

"Deputies have been working with the landowner to protect the property from subjects who do not belong there," the Sheriff's Office reported.

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