Council Bluffs, Iowa Resident Sentenced to Four Months in Prison for Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On July 30, 2013, Joseph Patrick Connor, a 40 year-old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to four months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in transporting stolen truck repair equipment from Omaha, Nebraska, to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Judge Jarvey also ordered Connor to pay restitution in the amount of $30,000.
On March 18, 2013, Connor pled guilty to the charge of interstate transportation of stolen property. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies into the theft of tools from Hatcher Mobile Services of Omaha, Nebraska, taken during a burglary committed on March 20, 2012. Many of the tools taken during the burglary were recovered from the back of a straight truck found in Council Bluffs, Iowa, by the Iowa State Patrol. The value of the tools taken during the burglary was estimated to be over $100,000.
The investigation was conducted by the Omaha Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.