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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Help needed indentify property owners

  • Detectives recover $80,000 worth of stolen property, part of it from Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties.
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    Cleveland County Sheriff’s detectives are requesting the public’s assistance with identifying burglary and larceny victims after investigators seized $80,000 worth of property from a Noble residence and arrested one person in connection to the crimes.
     
    Investigators arrested James Newsom, 23, of Noble, on Jan. 8, and booked him into the Cleveland County Detention Center. Charges have been filed against Newsom in Cleveland County District Court. Additional charges are expected.
     
    Deputies have linked Newsom to burglaries and larcenies in numerous counties including Cleveland, Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties.
     
    Last week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office contacted CCSO deputies about a vehicle that Newsom was known to drive and had been involved in an attempted burglary in Meeker on Jan. 7. The pickup was registered to a home in the 5800 block of 151st Street in Noble.
     
    Deputies went to the home and spoke to the vehicle’s owner who was an acquaintance of Newsom. Detectives determined that the owner was not involved in the attempted burglary in Lincoln County. However, the acquaintance told investigators that Newsom had parked trailers, mowers and other items on the land.
     
    Investigators determined that the items that Newsom took to the property were stolen. Deputies confiscated all items.
     
    Detectives seized flat-bed trailers, motorcycles and commercial lawn mowers. A large portion of the items has been linked back to owners and some pieces returned.
     
    Investigators have interviewed Newsom. As a result some victims have been identified.
     
    Sheriff Joe Lester said burglary and larceny victims who have reported the crimes to CCSO and haven’t had any contact about their case, may call the sheriff’s office at 701-8888 and ask to speak with a detective.
     
    Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan McCormick, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. McCormick can be reached at (405) 701-8847
     

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