Arrest

A Milford man was arreated on burglary and theft charges after an investigation that recovered multiple stolen items.

According to Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police reports Andy E. Leppard, 39, Milford, was taken into custody following an investigation that led to the recovery of multiple stolen items: two ATVs and a pickup truck, reported stolen from rural Clifton; a trailer, reported stolen from rural Watseka; a lawn mower, reported stolen from rural Gilman; and a backhoe, reported stolen from rural St. Anne.

The recovered items are estimated to have an approximate value of $46,000. Leppard was charged with theft $10,000-100,000, theft $500-10,000, burglary, and criminal damage to property $500-10,000. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.