Woman arrested after stolen items found

A Lower Schooner Road woman was arrested after police reported finding a stolen wallet in a bathroom where she was attempting to flush a cellphone battery.

Amanda Hatchett, 37, was charged with Level 6 felony theft after police responded to an apartment where a stolen cellphone had been located through a phone-finding iPhone app, according to a probable cause affidavit by Nashville Police Officer Richard King.

The victim said she had been swimming at a hotel pool Sept. 8 and left her belongings on a chair while she went to shower. While swimming, the victim reported seeing four people enter the pool area, including Hatchett.

When the victim returned, her handbag, wallet, iPhone 6 Plus, car keys, $5 cash and multiple credit cards were gone.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Eggebrecht went to the Gnaw Bone apartment where the app had shown the cellphone to be. When King arrived on scene, he found Hatchett in the bathroom.

King noticed a cellphone battery in the toilet and Hatchett said it was a tampon and tried to flush the toilet again. The iPhone battery eventually floated back up in the toilet, the report said.

King also reported finding the wallet wrapped in a towel on the counter next to the sink. Hatchett said she had no idea how it got there.

Hatchett was taken to the jail for questioning, but was released. She was charged Oct. 11.