Woman uses window for alleged welfare check-in, earns charges
Belfast — A local woman faces two new charges after she told police she entered another person's home through a rear window because she was concerned about that person's welfare.
Lisa Folkman, 47 of Belfast, was charged with criminal mischief and violating conditions of release after an incident on Smart Road that Belfast police officers responded to just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, May 3.
Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden said when officers arrived at the scene they spoke with Folkman, who told police she knew the victim had been under emotional strain lately and she wanted to make sure the victim was okay.
"She went into the back window [of the victim's home] instead of going to the front door and knocking," said McFadden.
Folkman is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, July 16.