Miami-Dade Kindergarten Teacher Arrested for Burglary, Heroin Found in Car
Reina Herrera, a Miami-Dade kindergarten teacher, was sent to adult timeout this week for attempting to burglarize a home. Herrera, a teacher at Earlington Heights Elementary, had also stolen items from the home twice in May and had a previous burglary arrest in 2010.
Suspected heroin was also found in her car.
A witness spotted Herrera breaking into the home at 3520 SW 59th Ave. on Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald. Police arrived and arrested the 32-year-old teacher.
Herrera confessed to breaking into the home twice before. She swiped $3,500 on May 10, and then on May 17 took a $1,000 engagement ring and a pearl necklace. It's not known if Herrera knew anyone who lived in the home.
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Police also found three bags of what is believed to be heroin in her car, along with a needle, spoon, and tourniquet. Checks worth $600 were also found. Those checks were reported missing June 6.
Herrera had previously been arrested on burglary charges in 2010 but avoided prosecution. She was ordered to undergo court-supervised treatment instead.
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