Two arrests made in IL oil field thefts and cemetery burglary

Two arrests made in IL oil field thefts and cemetery burglary

WHITE CO., Ill. (WFIE) - White County Sheriff Doug Maier says two people are charged with theft and criminal damage.

He says a sergeant was following up with the investigation of a burglary at Union Ridge Cemetery, when a tip led him to New Haven in Gallatin County.

Sheriff Maier says a stolen John Deere gator was found in the 400 block of Market Street.

Two people at the home, 38-year-old Joseph Webb and 25-year-old Samantha Wheatley, were arrested.

The sheriff says other items were found, like a chain saw, a hedge trimmer, a leaf blower, weed eater, air compressor, and several oil field valves that were believed to be stolen from White County.

Both Webb and Wheatley are being held on $100,000 bonds.

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