A Newtown woman has been charged with criminal trespass for allegedly refusing to leave the offices of Eversource Energy. 47-year old Rebecca Carnes was arrested last Wednesday morning.
The Newtown Bee reports that officers responded to the Barnabas Road facility and were told an irate customer would not leave after being asked multiple times to do so.
Carnes told officers she wanted a remote meter removed from her home because it was a health danger. The device uses radio technology to transmit electric-meter readings to nearby technicians who remotely read meters to record electric usage information.
She was released on a promise to appear in court on February 5th.