Arrests reported in connection with SW IA thefts


February 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports two people have been arrested in connection with recent incidents of theft, while other cases remain under investigation. Sheriff Lyle Palmer says 30-year old Sara Jeanine York, of Shenandoah, and 35-year old Christopher Lee Jones, of Essex, were charged with Burglary, theft from a building, trespassing and conspiracy, in connection with a break-in and theft at Mount Arbor Nurseries, in Shenandoah on Feb. 11th.

The nurseries’ Craig Holmes reported to authorities Feb. 12th, that someone had pulled a door open and crawled through it. Footprints in the snow led to a hopper that fed into a belt conveyor, which feeds into the side of the building. Four, heavy-duty electrical cords were cut out of electrical boxes on an elevated cat walk. The cords were valued at $500.

York and Jones were also charged with burglary and theft from a building, stemming from an investigation into the Feb. 8th theft of a surveillance camera from a rural property on 190th Street, in Shenandoah.  The Sheriff’s Office used pictures from other cameras along with other information in conducting their investigation, which resulted in the execution of a search warrant at 407 1/2 West Lowell Avenue in Shenandoah.

Additional charges are possible against the pair. Jones, who was also wanted on an outstanding warrant, was being held in the Page County Jail on $12,600 bond. York’s bond was set as $5,600.