Convicted thief now at work in neighboring county

by Dennis Sharkey

An Oskaloosa man who has been convicted of burglary and theft has allegedly taken his handiwork over to Jackson County.

Robert J. Miller, 53, was arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies last week in Oskaloosa on a Jackson County warrant.

Robert J. Miller

Robert J. Miller

Jefferson County deputies were contacted by Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse last month to assist in the investigation involving subjects living in Jefferson County.

Miller was arrested on Jan. 28 for a Jan. 20 burglary of a Jackson County farm where tools and other items were stolen according to a report from the Topeka Capital Journal. Miller was being held in the Jackson County jail last week on a $30,000 bond.

Ryan J. Cook, 33, Meriden, was also arrested in connection with the crime.

Miller was just released from prison last year for a December 2010 burglary and theft from Hamm’s Landfill and Rock Quarry.

Miller was convicted for stealing a Hamm’s truck and driving it over a rock barrier and into a ditch. Miller also removed between 500 and 600 feet of copper wire from conveyor belts at the quarry.

Police were alerted to the scene by an alert neighbor who noticed a suspicious truck driving around the quarry.

Miller was sentenced to six months in prison last May. He was also given 12 months probation and he was ordered to pay $9,900 in restitution plus costs.

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