A Laclede County man is in that county’s jail after being arrested by Laclede County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lebanon Police Officers Friday in Lebanon.

44 year old Jason M. Moore has been charged with receiving stolen property and is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Moore was apprehended at a Lebanon laundry mat, and law enforcement officers were then led to a motel room in Conway, where officers found stolen property from at least three Laclede County burglaries.

Moore is suspected in at least one burglary in Lebanon as the investigation continues.

A statement from the Laclede Sheriff to KRMS also says Moore is wanted in Texas for a parole violation.

He has an extensive criminal history in several states.

The sheriff also says investigators believe others have been involved in the burglaries and thefts.

 

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A 44-year old Laclede County man is in the Laclede County Jail after being arrested by Laclede County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lebanon Police Officers, yesterday in Lebanon. Jason M. Moore has been charged with receiving stolen property and is being held on a $25,000 bond.

After his arrest, at a Lebanon laundry mat, law enforcement officers were led to a motel room in Conway, where officers located stolen property from at least three Laclede County burglaries. Moore is suspected in at least one burglary in Lebanon.

Property was found from a burglary that occurred in the Eldridge area on October 7, and property from a October 26 burglary in the Russ area. Deputies also located property stolen in a burglary that occurred this week in the Conway area.

Moore is wanted in Texas for a parole violation. He has an extensive criminal history in several states.

“We have worked several burglaries and thefts recently in rural areas of Laclede County, we believe Moore and others, with him, have been involved in the burglaries and thefts. This arrest was the result of hard work by both the Sheriff’s Office and the Lebanon Police Department over the last several weeks, “ said Sheriff David Millsap.

Moore’s vehicle was captured on video near two of the burglaries. During the course of the investigation deputies found Moore’s vehicle was displaying a stolen license plate out of Camdenton, and at times a stolen plate from Lebanon. “During this rash of property crimes we have worked closely with the Lebanon Police Department, and received assistance from Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, as well as Mid States Organized Crime Information Center in Springfield. We received invaluable assistance from a local business owner, ” the Sheriff added. “Without going into a lot of detail this was another instance of good ole fashion investigative police work, enhanced by today’s technology.”

The Sheriff reminded citizens to ensure that when they are not at home to lock doors and windows, and to record serial numbers or add a personal identification marker to property. “Often we come across property, at a search warrant, or even during a traffic stop that maybe stolen, but the original owner of the property did not record the serial numbers, and we are hampered in seizing that property.” The property owners in these three burglaries got some of their property back but not all the property. “During the investigation I interviewed a person, often involved in stolen property in the county, who told me most of the property being stolen is traded locally among those dealing in methamphetamine and opioids, and that it is moved often and quickly,” the Sheriff said.

The Sheriff’s Office during the last month and half have recovered two stolen tractors, taken in the summer in the Eldridge area, and a stolen side by side stolen out of Camden County. Both tractors, and the side by side, were recovered in the Eldridge area. “We have an investigative focus on individuals involved in the tractor thefts and have presented a probable cause statement to the Prosecutor’s Office on one Eldridge resident for possessing and selling one of the stolen tractors.” That case is under review for formal charges.

The Sheriff stated that others maybe charge in connection to the cases listed, and the Sheriff’s Office is still working several active leads into other property crimes.