A motion sensor foiled a Salina woman’s after hours plans in the Salina Public Library Thursday night.
Salina Police Detective Captain Gary Hanus said Friday that police were notified by a monitoring company at 9:32 p.m. Thursday that a motion alarm had been set off in the library, 301 W. Elm. Officers searched the building and located Elissa R. Quijas, 29, of Salina, inside the building and in possession of library property, Hanus said. A library employee who was called to the scene confirmed that the items belonged to the library, he added.
According to Hanus, library property found in Quijas’ possession included the following.
- An Amazon Kindle
- A DVD
- Four books
- Two Salina Public Library book bags
Hanus said Quijas had concealed herself inside the library as staff were shutting the library down at 9 p.m. He said that after she was apprehended, Quijas gave multiple names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers as officers attempted to identify her.
Quijas was arrested on suspicion of burglary, felony interference with a law enforcement officer, and attempted theft, Hanus said.