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Two supects arrested: vehicle break-ins and theft
Published: August 9, 2011



On Monday, August 8, 2011 two local residents were arrested by police following an investigation into the rash of vehicle break-ins and thefts. The vehicle break-ins and thefts were reported over the past few weeks.

Police received a break in 7 reported cases when an individual was approached by one of the suspects, Thomas Gripshover. Gripshover attempted to sell the individual a stolen laptop. Believing the laptop was possibly stolen, the individual obtained information from the computer that resulted in contact with the owner of the laptop. Police were notified and after further investigation, two suspects were arrested. The following are the suspects and charges filed:  

Thomas D Gripshover, 28 of Mountain Home is charged with Theft by Receiving, class D felony

Hoover James L Patrick, 21 of Mountain Home is charged with Breaking or Entering, class D felony, Theft of Property, misdemeanor, Theft of Property, class D felony

Both suspects were incarcerated into the Baxter County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.   

Carry Manuel
Chief of Police

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