Pleasant Grove Police Department

Officers arrested a Pleasant Grove woman on Wednesday after she reportedly stole an antique china doll worth $10,000 from a home.

Emilie Pearson, 42, was booked into Utah County Jail on suspicion of theft and burglary of a dwelling, both second-degree felonies.

According to a probable cause statement, a homeowner in Pleasant Grove woke up on Tuesday night and heard noises coming from the kitchen. The homeowner walked into the kitchen and saw Pearson “holding in her arms an antique china doll,” police reported.

She reportedly ran out the door with the doll and drove away from the residence. The homeowner found “the glass case that the china doll was in had been placed on the kitchen table and the case was broken,” the police report stated.

Pearson had previously lived in the home more than a year ago, police reported. Officers arrested her the next morning in her vehicle at the parking lot of a nearby church building.

She is also under investigation for a class C misdemeanor of a revoked driver’s license, as well as criminal mischief, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and driving without an interlock system, all class B misdemeanors.

Ashley Stilson covers crime, courts and breaking news for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at 801-344-2556 or

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