Homeless woman charged

FAIRMONT — A homeless woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Heather Marie Miller, 31, has been charged with damage to property in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On March 30, Fairmont police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of East Third Street in Fairmont on report of a female party identified as Miller causing damage to a resident’s house.

Upon arrival, officers observed a broken mirror lying on the kitchen floor as well as a broken sweeper duster lying in between the living room and kitchen. Officers spoke with a man, who indicated Miller had been staying at his house for about three days but he wanted her out.

The man said he told Miller that she needed to leave and she became irate. He said she grabbed the sweeper duster and hit him, causing his glasses to break. He said he took the duster from her and threw it on the ground.

The man indicated Miller then went into the kitchen and grabbed the mirror and hit him with it, causing it to break. He explained that Miller then broke his laptop computer and his 55-inch television. He said this occurred while he was calling two other individuals to come over to his residence.

An officer spoke with the two individuals, who said they did not witness the events that occurred, but got to the residence while Miller was still there. They indicated that upon their arrival, Miller was upset and looking for her dog. They said that after she found the dog, Miller left the residence.

The value of the damaged property is estimated to be $1,620.