(COUNCIL BLUFFS) A Council Bluffs man was sentenced to prison for Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property.
Forty year old Joseph Patrick Connor was sentenced Tuesday to four months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in transporting stolen truck repair equipment from Omaha to Council Bluffs. Connor was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $30,000.
On March 18th, Connor pled guilty to the charge of interstate transportation of stolen property. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies into the theft of tools from Hatcher Mobile Services of Omaha, Nebraska, taken during a burglary committed on March 20, 2012. Many of the tools taken during the burglary were recovered from the back of a straight truck found in Council Bluffs, Iowa, by the Iowa State Patrol. The value of the tools taken during the burglary was estimated to be over $100,000.
The investigation was conducted by the Omaha Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.