A Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher was arrested after police say she burglarized a home and possessed drugs.
Reina Marta Herrera, 32, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges including burglary, grand theft, heroin possession and criminal mischief. She remains in the Women’s Detention Center held on $23,000 bond.
In bond court Wednesday, Herrera, a mother of one, was appointed a public defender who said his client cooperated with officers.
Herrera told Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Thomas Rebull she worked for the school district and has been employed with Earlington Heights for seven years.
Miami-Dade Police responded to the burglary in progress Tuesday on the 3500 block of SW 59th Avenue. Detectives on scene saw Herrera in the house and witnessed her climb down a freezer from a bedroom window, an affidavit said.
Herrera admitted to the burglary and also confessed to burglarizing the home twice in May, during which she said she stole money, an engagement ring and a necklace, according to the affidavit.
Authorities said they found three clear baggies, a syringe and a spoon inside her vehicle. She was also found with a black bag and three checks.
Rebull, who ordered Herrera to stay away from the owner of the burglarized residence, dropped two charges that were listed on her arrest form.