NORMAN — Cleveland County Sheriff’s detectives are requesting the public’s assistance with identifying burglary and larceny victims after investigators seized $80,000 worth of property from a Noble residence and arrested one person in connection to the crimes.
Investigators arrested James Newsom, 23, of Noble, on Jan. 8 and booked him into the Cleveland County Detention Center. Charges have been filed against Newsom in Cleveland County District Court. Additional charges are expected.
Deputies have linked Newsom to burglaries and larcenies in numerous counties including Cleveland, Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties.
Last week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office contacted CCSO deputies about a vehicle that Newsom was known to drive that had been involved in an attempted burglary Jan. 7 in Meeker. The pickup was registered to a home in the 5800 block of 151st Street in Noble.
Deputies went to the home and spoke to the vehicle’s owner, who was an acquaintance of Newsom. Detectives determined that the owner was not involved in the attempted burglary. However, the acquaintance told investigators that Newsom had parked trailers, mowers and other items on the land.
Investigators determined that the items Newsom took to the property were stolen. Deputies confiscated all items. Detectives seized flat-bed trailers, motorcycles and commercial lawn mowers. Some items have been returned to their owners.
Sheriff Joe Lester said burglary and larceny victims who have reported the crimes to CCSO may call the sheriff’s office at 701-8888 and ask to speak with a detective.
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