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Fulton man in custody for stealing city property

A Fulton man was taken into custody Friday morning after he was caught stealing at a city-owned facility.

Kevin Aggus, 40, was arrested for second degree burglary and stealing from a City of Fulton property where thousands of dollars in parts and tools were taken.

“That was the result of a six-month investigation. He’s been stealing brass and copper fittings off city vehicles while they were parked in the city compound,” said Maj. Roger Rice, assistant chief with the Fulton Police Department. “Finally we were able to put up a surveillance system, and we caught him (Friday) morning.”

Fulton Director of Administration Bill Johnson said Friday afternoon he was unsure the exact value of the property that was stolen over the course of multiple burglaries of construction materials, tools and “things that could be sold to a scrap dealer for metal salvage.”

“I can’t believe a criminal would be ignorant enough to go back to the same location more than once on a schedule,” Johnson said.

Aggus was released to the Callaway County Jail pending formal charges. The investigation is ongoing.

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