The Pike County Sheriff's Department concluded a two month burglary investigation which thousands of dollars of property had been stolen in burglaries where forced entry was made.
On October 30th, 2012, the Pike County, Illinois, Sheriff's Department and Pike County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office identified and located a suspect in the burglaries in Louisiana, Missouri.
Law enforcement officials from both Pike County, Illinois and Pike County, Missouri conducted a traffic stop on the suspect in Louisiana.
Subsequent to an investigation, Pike County, Illinois, law enforcement officials were able to identify items in the suspect's vehicle that matched the description of items reported stolen in Pike County, Illinois.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Louisiana Police Department.
Deputies from the Pike County, Illinois, and Pike County, Missouri Sheriff's Department's conducted interviews with suspect.
During the course of the investigation, the suspect had provided information about the whereabouts of the stolen property.
Deputies learned that a significant amount of the stolen property had been sold as scrap metal.
A Pike County, Illinois, Deputy met with law enforcement officials in Ralls County, Missouri, where they were able to successfully track down the location of the stolen Caterpillar tractor bucket which was reported stolen on October 29th, 2012, from Pike Station.
Pike County, Illinois, Deputies continued to follow-up with the investigation and recovered several stolen items, including the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, tools, and antiques in Marion County, Missouri.
Due to the suspect residing out of state, the Pike County State's Attorney's Office has issued a felony warrant for Isaiah L. Hoskins, age 31, of Louisiana, Missouri, for the offenses of burglary and theft over $500.00.
Hoskins's bond has been set at $250,000.
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