Independence Man Found with Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Stolen Property

An Independence man has been charged after police discovered thousands of dollars in stolen items on his property.

47-year old Jaime Reuther was arrested over the weekend on several counts of theft and burglary.

Officers had first observed a suspicious vehicle leaving storage sheds at 701 20th Avenue Southwest in Independence earlier this month at 3 o’clock in the morning. They noticed the vehicle had multiple infractions, including no license plates, so they pulled the vehicle over – only to discover that the trailer he was pulling was not registered to him.

Multiple search warrants were conducted several days later at Reuther’s home, as well as storage sheds he was renting. Officers recovered thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen property during those searches.

Reuther was taken into custody early Sunday morning and is being held at the Buchanan County Jail on 25-thousand dollars bond.