Woman charged with stealing more than $800 worth of liquor
An Aspen woman was arrested last month after allegedly entering a Snowmass Village home and drinking a number of pricey bottles of wine.Marina Kuznetsova Streb, 33, is charged with second-degree burglary, a felony. According to the warrant for her arrest, Streb had previously worked at the home as a house cleaner for a property management company and may have taken more than $800 worth of liquor and wine from the home.Streb appeared in Pitkin County District Court on Monday; she is free on bond. Her attorney expressed interest in using a translator for Streb, who speaks Russian, and her next court appearance was scheduled for March 7.The charges stem from an incident Dec. 28, when police went to a home on Burnt Mountain Drive in Snowmass Village responding to a report of a trespasser in a home.Police reportedly saw Streb in a downstairs bedroom of the home, where she had been found by the home’s owner, Michael Ross. The warrant says police found several bottles of alcohol next to the bed and that Streb’s clothing and the bed sheets were stained with red wine.Ross told police a white Subaru was parked in his garage that did not belong to him or any of his guests. Police reportedly found Streb’s driver’s license in the car’s glove compartment.Police allegedly confirmed Streb had been a housekeeper for First Choice Properties in Aspen and Snowmass. Maureen Kerr of the company told police Streb had been terminated on Dec. 20.According to a statement Kerr wrote for police, the home had last been inspected for a security check on Dec. 20, and a company employee reported that all of the rooms were in order. Kerr wrote that on Dec. 27 another housekeeper performed a “check-in” service for the owners’ arrival that day and found a woman sleeping in one of the bedrooms.The housekeeper, however, did not disturb the person since she assumed the woman was associated with the owner. On Dec. 28, Kerr said she went to the home to assess the damage, finding numerous liquor bottles on the night stand in the downstairs bedroom. The bottles were delivered to the Snowmass Village Police Department for evidence.The bottles Ross reported missing totaled $888.Naomi Havlen’s e-mail address is email@example.com
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