Woman charged in burglary investigation

The Odessa Police Department charged a woman already in custody Tuesday with burglarizing a residence last September, according to an OPD news release.

Police first responded to the burglary Sept. 5 in the 900 block of Rebecca Road, the release stated.

The woman, 44-year-old Penney Ybarra, reportedly made forced entry into the residence through a bedroom window and stole several pieces of jewelry and electronics, the release detailed.

Officers later found the stolen jewelry at Cash America Pawn, 1000 N. County Road West, reportedly pawned by “Penny Serna” who was later determined to be Penney Ybarra, the release said.

Ybarra had already been detained on two charges of possession of a controlled substance and theft of property, state jail felonies, and was then charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony.

Jail records show Ybarra was booked into the Ector County Detention Center Sept. 20 and currently has three bonds totaling $62,500.