Cedar County Sheriff David Starbuck reports that the Cedar County Sheriff’s office has solved two more burglaries. On June 25, 2012, a burglary and theft was reported at Gum Springs storage units south of Stockton. Follow up investigation led to the identification of a suspect and the possible location of property that was stolen from the storage building. A search warrant was served at a residence south of Stockton and stolen items were recovered. Derek. R. Pfeifer was arrested; he has been charged with burglary and stealing.
Another burglary at a residence in Stockton has also been solved. Thomas Bond reported numerous items were stolen from a house in Stockton. He saw some of the items listed on Craigslist and he called the Sheriff’s office. Investigators set up a contact with the seller and recovered the items. The seller was not involved in the theft; he had traded for the items. Follow up by investigators led to the identification of three suspects and the recovery of most of Mr. Bond’s property. Charges for burglary and stealing are pending.
On July 29, members of the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol were conducting an investigation of a possible marijuana grow southeast of the Cedar Springs area. While officers were waiting on a search warrant, the suspect set fire to a field and was arrested at the scene. Evidence was located and the suspect will be likely charged with possession of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana with intent to distribute, destruction of evidence and unlawful burning. The name has not been release until formal charges are filed.