A Newton man who pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and five counts of third-degree burglary of an unoccupied vehicle is set to be sentenced in Jasper County District Court this month.
Aaron D. Reeves, 22, is also facing possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia charges following a string of vehicle break-ins on Aug. 30.
At least five residents in the 200 block of South Third Avenue East reported to Newton police their belongings had been stolen from their vehicles.
Around 12:30 a.m., a Newton officer patrolled the area and noticed a car door open at a residence in the 500 block of East Second Street South. The officer also noticed the home’s garage door was slightly open.
Reeves was found hiding inside the garage, along with several items that had been reported stolen from vehicles in the area. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
Reeves is charged with third-degree burglary, a class D felony, five counts of third-degree burglary of unoccupied vehicle, an aggravated misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The NPD warned residents to lock their vehicles, garages and houses. Residents are also encouraged to hide or remove items of value from vehicles so that they are not visible to prowlers. Reeves will be sentenced on Oct. 25.
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