The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office responded to several motor vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Shady Oaks Manufactured Homes Community on June 5th.
Sheriff’s Deputies reported multiple burglaries in the following areas; Beech Street, Aspen Street, Main Street, and Doral Street in Minooka. Cash, prescription medications, cigarettes, fishing poles, wallets, debit cards, jumper cables, a car battery, sound equipment including a kicker speaker with speaker box and an amplifier were stolen from the vehicles.
Approximately six hours after being burglarized, one of the victims located his missing items for sale on Facebook Marketplace and reported the information to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Darren Roach conducted an investigation which led officers to a residence on Eisenhower Street.
With the assistance of the Dwight Police Department, Deputy Roach approached the residence and observed the garage door open. As he approached the garage door, Roach observed several items matching the description of items reported stolen.
A further investigation led to the arrest of Michael Moats, 24, of Dwight and Corey Gibbons, 24, of Minooka. Both individuals were charged with two counts of burglary without causing damage, both class three felonies. Gibbons bond was set at $25,000 and Moats at $5,000. They were both transported to the Grundy County Jail.
Sheriff Ken Briley would like to thank the Dwight Police Department for their assistance and commend Roach for a job well done. By acting on the information received and his timely action, Roach was able to arrest offenders and recover multiple items that had been reported stolen.
The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind citizens to lock their vehicles, windows and residences in an attempt to deter such crimes.