Yesterday afternoon the Toledo Police officers responded to a burglary at a residence on Gaither Street. It was determined the burglar disabled a security camera at the front of the residence, but failed to notice the security camera at the rear of the residence. The rear camera showed the suspect coming and going with stolen items, including a laptop, jewelry and a significant amount of currency.
After viewing the surveillance footage the Toledo Detective on scene recognized the suspect as Kristopher Arthur Jones. Then this morning the detective conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan Maxima sedan on Highway 229 near the south intersection of Yasek Loop. The vehicle was occupied by the burglary suspect, Kristopher Jones. After detaining Mr. Jones, Law Enforcement on scene was able to see suspected stolen property inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was then seized pending a search warrant.
The vehicle was also occupied by Jordan Harris, 19, of Newport, who was taken into custody on multiple outstanding warrants. And Benjamin Palm, 37, of Newport, who fled the scene on foot. Jones is believed to be responsible for multiple residential burglaries and car break-ins in the Toledo area which have occurred over the past few weeks. Jones was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on three counts of Burglary in the First Degree, three counts of Theft in the First Degree, one count of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Additional charges are anticipated.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Detective Pitcher at 541-336-5555.