A McDonough County Crimestoppers tip has led to the arrest of a Monmouth resident on one count of burglary and one count of theft. The subject also had a Warren County warrant for his arrest for two counts of Stalking.
The Crimestoppers tip led Macomb Police Department and McDonough County Sheriff’s Office investigators to Monmouth, Illinois where they were able to recover a Blue Holland Tractor from rural Monmouth. The tractor was stolen on December 13th, 2013 from the Lakeview Nature Center on Spring Lake Road. The tractor was valued at over $13,000.
Arrested as a result of the investigation was Michael D. Brewer, age 40 from Monmouth. So far the investigation has discovered Brewer’s involvement in the burglary at the Lakeview Nature Center as well as a theft of a mailbox on Tower Road and another possible burglary in Macomb. This investigation continues and more arrests are pending.
Investigators from the Macomb Police Department and the McDonough County Sheriff’s Officer were assisted by officers from the Monmouth Police Department and Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.