Arrest made in Clarinda garage/vehicle burglaries


June 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports that his department has made an arrest in connection with the recent string of residential garage burglaries and theft of property from motor vehicles in Clarinda. Brothers said 31-year old Joshua Jay Martin, of Clarinda, was arrested Friday on a complaint alleging Martin was exercising control over stolen property, in an amount in excess of $1,000.00, but less than $10,000.00.

Martin was found to be in possession of a large amount of property stolen in recent reported garage and vehicle break-ins. A search was also executed at Martin’s apartment located at 901 W. Tarkio, where a significant amount of stolen property was found. Brother’s said two officers suffered minor injuries, when Martin allegedly resisted arrest. Both officers were able to immediately return to duty.

Martin was being held in the Page County Jail on a $5,000 cash only bond. Brothers says an investigation into the burglaries and thefts continues, and he anticipates additional charges will be filed against Martin, once the Page County Attorney’s Office reviews all reports.

The Clarinda Police Department was assisted in the arrest of Mr. Martin and the search of Mr. Martin’s apartment by deputies with the Page County Sheriff’s Department.

(12-p.m. News)