Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green reports the arrest of a local man on numerous charges connected with an investigation into thefts from the Atlantic School District. 61-year old Samuel Miller, of Atlantic, faces 17 charges, including: Possession of stolen property; Burglary in the 3rd degree; A drug tax stamp violation; 3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS)/2nd offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, 2nd offense; PCS/Methamphetamine (2nd offense), and 8 counts of unlawful possession of a prescription pill. Miller was being held in the Cass County Jail.
Chief Green says the incident which led to Miller’s arrest was reported Wednesday to the Police Department. Video evidence resulted in the execution of a search warrant at Miller’s home at 611 West 6th Street, Apt. 4, in Atlantic. During the search, evidence in the theft report was recovered, along with numerous narcotics and items believed to have been taken during previous thefts. Quantities of both new and used copper wire believed to have been stolen were also found in the apartment.
Police are in the process of contacting persons and contractors with regard to the recovered items. Any person or entity who have had any items stolen from the Atlantic School District, are encouraged to contact the A-PD to make additional theft reports.
Green says to his knowledge, Miller was an independent contractor handling painting jobs for the School District over the past several years. Superintendent Mike Amstein was unavailable for comment about that, Friday morning.