La Harpe man arrested after Hancock County deputies find stolen items at his home

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William Miller | Photo courtesy of Hancock County Sheriff's Department

La HARPE, Ill. — A La Harpe man recently was arrested and charged with theft of more than $500 but less than $10,000.

Deputies with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating numerous thefts in the La Harpe area, including reports of stolen tools, trailers, equipment and machinery.

A cooperative effort with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office led to the recovery of a trailer near Gladstone. The trailer had been stolen from La Harpe. 

An arrest warrant was sought for William D. Miller, 42, for theft, a Class 3 felony.  Deputies also learned through the investigation that Miller was alleged to have stolen items at his residence, 101 N. B Street in La Harpe. A search warrant for those premises was sought and granted by the court. 

The search warrant for 101 N. B Street was executed at approximately 4:35 p.m. on April 1. Miller was located and placed under arrest for the above-mentioned warrant. 

Numerous items were recovered during the search and collected as evidence. This investigation is ongoing. Further charges are expected to be filed. 

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