An alert resident who spotted the license plate on a suspicious vehicle, helped authorities catch a man who had been involved in numerous Johnson County burglaries.

The Johnson County Sheriff has been investigating the multiple burglaries west of North Liberty in the rural area. The break-in's were to unoccupied farm buildings. Most of the stolen merchandise were tools and shop-related items.

Authorities got a break in the case when a resident west of North Liberty, called the sheriff to report a suspicious vehicle at their property. The caller was able to give authorities a license plate number, which led law enforcement to a residence on West Lake Road in North Liberty. The owner of the truck was identified as 24 year old Aaron Parker of North Liberty.

Parker admitted to the sheriff that he was responsible for the burglaries reported in the area. Authorities then executed a search warrant for Parker's residence, garage, and his vehicle, where they recovered multiple stolen items taken in the recent break-in's.

Parker was arrested on charges of Burglary-3rd Degree, Theft-3rd Degree, and Possession of Burglary Tools.

The investigation continues, and more charges are possible.


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