Missouri property filled with stolen goods

April 25, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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GREENFIELD, Mo., April 25 (UPI) -- A Missouri sheriff said a 40-acre property contains stolen goods including cars, tractors, ATVs, power tools, construction materials and concrete.

Dade County Sheriff Steven Stapp said his office had been receiving complaints about the owner of the property, located a few miles from Greenfield, for several years and investigators recently learned the property was filled with stolen goods, KYTV, Springfield, Mo., reported Wednesday.

"If it's not grass or a tree or a rock, I would say that the majority of the items out here are received from stolen property," Stapp said. "Anything from power tools to concrete, construction materials, concrete construction working tools, ATV's, tractors, pickup trucks, cars."

Stapp said investigators are looking into whether the property owner, who is believed to be in Springfield, was also involved in narcotics and cattle theft crimes in the area.

Deputies arrested a property caretaker, whose name was not released, on possession of meth and drug paraphernalia charges and he will likely face additional charges, Stapp said.

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