Sheriff’s Investigators Make Arrest, Recover Property in Theft Case

AUGUST 14, 2014.

PRESS RELEASE

Photo: Parker County Sheriff's Office Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler and Evidence Technician Dedra Vick sort and log evidence recovered from a local hotel and a storage facility rented by the suspect in a theft case, where the suspect stole packages which were delivered to local residences throughout Parker County and surrounding areas.

Photo: Parker County Sheriff’s Office
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler and Evidence Technician Dedra Vick sort and log evidence recovered from a local hotel and a storage facility rented by the suspect in a theft case, where the suspect stole packages which were delivered to local residences throughout Parker County and surrounding areas. Click on image to enlarge

Parker County Sheriff’s Investigators recovered a large amount of property reported stolen in a theft case.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said Jerry L. Weeks, 34, of Weatherford was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in connection to the case.

The case was initially reported late last week, when the victim stated a package had been stolen from his property off of FM 920.

Weeks was identified as a suspect in the case, through the investigation and identified by security surveillance footage of the thefts.

Sheriff’s investigators interviewed Weeks, who implicated himself in numerous thefts taking place throughout Parker, Wise and Tarrant Counties.

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators located a local hotel room rented by Weeks, which contained a large amount of suspected stolen property. Weeks told investigators he “found” a large portion of the property in a trash bin located at a storage facility in Wise County.

Weeks identified at least 10 Parker County residences, where he stole packages from, which were delivered to the victim’s residences from UPS and FedEx. Weeks also told investigators he sold a large portion of the stolen items for drugs and money. Most of the recovered packages’ packing labels had been removed, making it difficult to locate the original owners.

Sheriff Fowler said victims are welcome to contact the Sheriff’s Office in hopes of identifying their stolen items.

Some of the items reported stolen include ammunition, jewelry, clothing, electronics, guitars, a trumpet, iPhones, rodeo equipment, toys, cosmetics, hunting equipment, souvenirs, home decorations, printer paper and ink, crafts, oil field tools, cleaning supplies and a pipeline Geo phone.

Weeks told investigators that after he stole the packages, he threw some of the items away because they were useless to him.

“He told our investigators he could not believe some of the items people would purchase through the mail,” Fowler said.

Sheriff Fowler added the investigation is currently ongoing, and additional charges are pending for a second suspect, who we believe assisted Mr. Weeks in the thefts.”

Weeks’ was released later Wednesday on a $2,500 bond.

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