Freeport man arrested for allegedly stealing neighbor’s new garbage can

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — 38-year-old Jimmy Mitchell was charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing his neighbor’s new garbage can.

According to Freeport Police, on December 8th, around 12:36 p.m., police met with the victim in the 800 block of S. Adams Street, who told them someone had stolen her garbage can during the night.

A witness provided video footage of the suspect.

Police say that officers located the can in front of Mitchell’s house and arrested him on the spot.

Mitchell was charged with a felony because of a prior conviction for a burglary charge in Stephenson County.

He is being held in the Stephenson County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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