Local man receives multiple theft charges

A man who was issued warrants for various thefts in Marshalltown and around the area has been arrested.

Police released information Monday, that Thomas P. Miller, 48, was taken to jail Dec. 12 and is charged with parole violation, two counts of third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, two counts of second degree theft, a Class D felony and trespassing.

Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said a warrant was first issued to Miller Aug. 23 for parole violation for prohibited acts and third-degree burglary.

At Miller’s house on the 400 block of West High Street, a search warrant was conducted Dec. 12 and a stolen Ford Ranger pickup was found along with items from a burglary in rural Marshall County back in October.

On Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued to him again, while he was in jail, for second-degree theft and trespassing for allegedly stealing a trailer. A Tama County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a search warrant, also on Dec. 12, in Montour and found the $3,000 trailer.

In addition to Miller, Allen M. Verbeek, 37, of Montour, who was allegedly involved in the robbery of the stolen trailer, is charged with second-degree theft and trespassing and was taken to the Tama County Jail.