Two additional victims of a string of thefts from vehicles late last week have been identified by Newton County Sheriff’s Office reports, and some of their stolen property was recovered before summoning deputies to make those reports.

Two additional victims of a string of thefts from vehicles late last week have been identified by Newton County Sheriff’s Office reports, and some of their stolen property was recovered before summoning deputies to make those reports.
Deputies responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Granby Miner’s Road near Granby at 7:34 a.m. Thursday when the victim reported a 20-gauge shotgun and a wallet with their license, Social Security card, credit card and two hunters safety cards missing from an unlocked vehicle.
The shotgun and a hunter card belonging to the victim had been found in the possession of Aaron Randall Powers, 39 of Neosho, earlier that morning. That happened after deputies were provided a description of a suspect, his vehicle and a partial license plate from another victim who interrupted Powers as he was rummaging through his vehicles just before 4 a.m.
When arrested at his home a couple of hours after that report, Chief Deputy Chris Jennings said Monday that Powers was in possession of items identified from at least six vehicle break-ins.
Those items included a compound bow and case valued at $450 that were reported stolen from the 19800 block of Gum Road near Granby.
When the resident summoned deputies to make the report at 1:35 p.m. that two of his vehicles had been rummaged through overnight and the bow was gone, he found that the property had been recovered with the arrest of Powers earlier.
A resident in the 8400 block of Nighthawk Road reported at 9:44 a.m. Monday being the victim of fraud.
A 33-year-old Lee’s Summit man responded to a Craig’s List ad and brought a chainsaw and weed-eater to her home on May 18 for which she wrote a check for $150 and signed a receipt stating the sale amount.
She reported the check had been altered and had been cashed for $450. Detectives have been unable so far to contact the suspect in Lee’s Summit.