Police have arrested an Osceola man in connection with a recent series of vehicle break-ins.
They arrested Jonathan Michael Roberts, 29, on charges of five counts of breaking or entering and two counts of theft of property valued between $1,000 and $5,000, both Class D felonies. Roberts also faces misdemeanor charges in connection with the break-ins.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Tron Beesley, the arrest was the result of an investigation into a series of break-ins and thefts from vehicles on Aug. 18-19 at the Hampton Inn.
Video from surveillance cameras reportedly showed Roberts driving a vehicle which he pulled up to the vehicle of a victim. He then allegedly took several tote-type containers from the victim’s vehicle. Investigators then learned of break-ins of three other vehicles and an enclosed trailer at the same location, with property taken from each. The combined losses to the victims totaled several thousand dollars according to police.
On Aug. 23, Roberts’ Osceola residence was the subject of a parole search, which turned up stolen items from both Paragould and Jonesboro.
Roberts was booked into the Greene County Detention Center on Feb. 9. He is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.