(CLARINDA) The Clarinda Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the recent string of residential garage burglaries and theft from motor vehicles.
On Friday, 31 year old Joshua Jay Martin of Clarinda was arrested on a complaint alleging Martin was exercising control over stolen property in an amount in excess of $1,000, but less than $10,000. Martin was found in possession of a large amount of property stolen in the recent garage and vehicle break-ins. A search was also executed at Martin’s apartment and a significant amount of stolen property was found there.
Martin resisted officers while he was being taken into custody and two officers sustained minor injuries. However, both officers were able to immediately return to duty.
Martin was held at the Page county Jail on $5,000 cash only bond. The investigation into the thefts continues and additional charges will be filed against Martin once the Page County Attorney’s Office reviews all reports.
The Clarinda Police Department was assisted by the Page County Sheriff’s Office.