ELLSWORTH – An Osceola woman is facing charges related to trespassing in the sheriff’s impound lot, where she was looking for items to steal and sell.
Darcee Dimmen, 53, posted a $10,000 signature bond Monday, Oct. 11 on felony possession of burglarious tools, attempt misdemeanor theft and criminal damage to property. If convicted, she faces up to 3.5 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
According to the complaint: At 12:41 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office investigator received a notification from one of the PCSO impound lot cameras. Photos showed a woman walking through the fenced in area at 621 Cairns St. in Ellsworth. A deputy made contact with her near a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus, outside of which several items were sitting, such as a black subwoofer, a suitcase, four cell phones and a wire cutter. Deputies found a hole that had been cut into the fence on the lot’s west side, through which Dimmen had crawled.
During an interview, Dimmen said she learned about the impound lot from a guy who goes by the name Arkansas Bob, who used to live at Evergreen Estates mobile home court in Ellsworth. She allegedly met him four months ago at a scrapyard in Amery. Arkansas Bob apparently told her the impound lot had multiple cars containing items she could sell. She said she hasn’t seen nor talked to Arkansas Bob since.
Dimmen also told police she thought the lot was a public works lot, not a sheriff’s impound lot. She admitted she’d parked her car by Ellsworth Ford, but refused to say where. Deputies found her vehicle, a white Chevrolet Malibu, and had it towed.
Dimmen next appears in Pierce County Circuit Court at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 for a preliminary hearing.