Pamela M. Watkins was arrested in Harrington.

Harrington police arrested Pamela M. Watkins after she allegedly tried to break into a city home. Watkins, 47, of Hunting Quarter Road, was arrested Aug. 31, department spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said.

While on patrol Friday police went to a business on Clark Street where a woman had reported being robbed, Brode said. While interviewing the woman, later identified as Watkins, police got a call about a burglary attempt on Ward Street.

Brode said Watkins appeared to be intoxicated when interviewed by Harrington officers.

At the Ward Street address, officers noted the description of the burglary suspect matched that of Watkins; the victim, in that case, made a positive identification, Brode said.

Their investigation showed Watkins had gone to the home and asked to use the phone but then tried to force her way inside. The victim was able to stymie those attempts and she fled the area.

Watkins is charged with third-degree attempted burglary; she was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on a $3,000 secured bond.