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Louisville, KY (WDRB) -- A Valley Station woman says she solved her own crime, after a person broke into her home and stole her belongings. Jennifer Rader says, "I go on Craigslist a lot just to look for stuff."
But what she found on the website was her own items that were stolen last month. Some of her autographed jerseys, wheel rims, and a generator were up for sale.
Rader says, "I got on Craigslist, got the phone number and started texting the person who had my stuff and he said he wanted to meet with me. I pretended to be someone who just wanted to see them."
But instead of her showing up, she set it up for Louisville Metro Police. Now, her next door neighbor Jahara Williams is charged with receiving stolen property.
She has her jerseys back, but not the other items that also included an electric guitar and speakers. She says, "It's not satisfying. They picked him up and he was back home from the police station within two hours."
WDRB News tried talking to Williams, but he wasn't home. The woman who answered the door says she didn't know about the charge against Williams.
Police say it's unclear who actually broke into the home, but Rader has an idea how that person got in. There is a broken window to her bathroom. She says, "They went in through the house. They closed the shower curtain so it wasn't immediately noticeable that they had been in there."
There is also a broken glass window to the garage. and she says that's how the other items were taken. Rader says, "It's awful. I don't know why you'd move in somewhere and break into your next door neighbor's house."
Louisville Metro Police say the investigation is continuing and they're still hoping to get the other stolen items back.