On April 14, 2019, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to two residential burglaries that had occurred in Sandy Township and Pike Township. Both burglaries had occurred on Highway 68 within 2.5 miles of each other. Stolen property in those burglaries was valued at over $30,000 and including numerous expensive tools and equipment. A shotgun was also stolen in one of the burglaries. The Deputy who took those reports conducted a search of the area and located a 3rd residential burglary that was unreported to law enforcement. After word of the burglaries spread in the community, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office received a possible vehicle description of a suspicious vehicle that was in the area at the time of the burglaries.