Investigators are still recovering packages they believe were stolen by a man who one Callaway County resident caught on video stealing from her home.
The resident, while reviewing video footage from her and her husband's security system, saw a man pull his vehicle into the driveway of her home around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. The man took a package off of her porch, placed it in his car and drove away.
The victim shared the video on Facebook. The suspect's family recognized him from the video and called the Holts Summit Police Department. Holts Summit PD contacted Jefferson City Police and the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.
The Callaway County Sheriff's department gave the Jefferson City Police Department descriptions of two suspects and their vehicle believed to be involved in the theft. According to a press release, Jefferson City Police were familiar with the suspects, 43-year-old John Jaegers and Sarah Miller.
Law enforcement received information on the suspects and located them at a motel parking lot. Jaegers fled from the motel on foot. After a short pursuit, he was caught. Jefferson City Police arrested both Miller and Jaegers Wednesday, Nov. 19 for a series of thefts.
After being arrested, the Jaegers confessed to multiple thefts in the Callaway County, Jefferson City and Holts Summit areas, according to a Holts Summit PD press release.
Holts Summit PD, after receiving a call from a resident Thursday, located several shipping boxes and mailers that belonged to victims of the recent theft. The packages were discarded in the grass in a Holts Summit subdivision.
Sgt. Marc Haycook with Holts Summit Police told the Fulton Sun Wednesday that the mid-Missouri man is cooperating with police. Officials are working to recover all of the packages the man confessed to taking. Any packages they recover will be returned to their rightful owners.
Jefferson City investigators have recovered a significant amount of the stolen property, a Jefferson City PD release stated Friday.
Local law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help locating more of the stolen packages. They ask that if anyone sees more sites where packages have been discarded, they contact their local law enforcement. They also ask that any residents who have had packages or mail stolen and have not yet reported the theft contact their local law enforcement.
Individuals wishing to remain anonymous can contact Callaway County Crime Stoppers at (573) 592"2474.
The suspect will face charges in several jurisdictions, according to a Holts Summit Police Department press release.