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Roberts woman accused of teaching preteen to do meth

Bridget N. Eisele

A Roberts woman is facing felony drug charges and a misdemeanor after authorities investigated a burglary at her mother’s home and interviewed a 12-year-old girl who said she injected drugs with the woman, according to police records.

Bridget N. Eisele, 33, was charged with felonies of manufacture/deliver amphetamine and child abuse-recklessly cause harm, and the misdemeanor of intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child.

According to the criminal complaint, the incident began at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, when a Roberts police officer was called to the woman’s mother’s home for a burglary in the 100 block of West Graham Street in the village. Homeowner Lisa Burns told the officer that while she was out of the house for about two hours that morning, someone had gained entry to the home, pried the lock off her closet and stole a small black safe containing about $2,900. Multiple bottles of medication were also missing.

Neighborhood witnesses told the officer they had seen Eisele — Burns’ daughter — at the residence earlier that morning. When confronted with that information, Burns changed her statement to the officer. She told him that Eisele had been staying at her home, and didn’t want to let police know because there was a warrant out for her arrest. She then told the officer that she and Eisele had left the home together that morning, and she found her safe missing when she returned. She let Eisele use her vehicle to go job-searching in Hudson, according to the complaint.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, the safe was found along the side of a road in Afton, Minn.

When authorities returned to the home to ask follow-up questions, they spoke with Burns’ 12-year-old daughter who lives there and said Eisele “shot up in front of her” about a half dozen times over the past few weeks. The girl said Eisele showed her how to cook drugs she said were “meth” or “oxy,” and draw it up in a syringe, according to the complaint. She also admitted to shooting up with Eisele on at least one occasion and that Eisele helped find a vein in her arm and place the needle in the vein.

With help from a tip from the Burns, authorities located Eisele at a hotel in River Falls on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and arrested her on an unrelated child support warrant. Eisele declined to speak to investigators without an attorney present.

Eisele is scheduled to appear in St. Croix County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Jan. 29.

The investigation into the safe burglary remains open and ongoing.

Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley worked at RiverTown Multimedia from July 2013 to June 2015 as editor at the New Richmond News. 
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