Paul Bruning and Jacob Sinclair.
WARREN COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Two men were arrested and charged for several business burglaries throughout Warren County in the past month.
According to Warren County Sheriff Kevin Harrison, the sheriff's department began investigating numerous burglaries in the county in the last half of August 2013. In each case, the suspects appeared to be looking for money, as the only items reported stolen were cash, cash registers, money boxes and safes.
On August 31, the Wentzville Police Department contacted the sheriff's department about a vehicle and two men matching the description of suspects involved in burglaries in the Wentzville area. The vehicle description matched the suspect vehicle report in the Warren County burglaries.
On September 3, detectives and deputies with the Warren County Sheriff's Department located two men, identified as Paul Bruning and Jacob Sinclair, and interviewed them about the burglaries. Sheriff Harrison said investigators linked Bruning and Sinclair to eight business burglaries, including: Hart's Sport Shop in Truesdale, Green Gardens Nursery in Truesdale, Warren County Storage in Truesdale, Town & Country Nursey in Dutzow, AAR Auto Salvage in Marthasville, Theirbach's Orchard in Marthasville, Katy Caboose in Marthasville, and the Faith Christian Family Church in Warrenton.
Bruning and Sinclair were previously arrested and charged in connection with a pair of burglaries last month in Lincoln County. Warren County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen goods from the suspect's homes and vehicle tied to the Lincoln County burglaries.
Paul Bruning, 21, was charged with burglary, stealing and property damage. He remains jailed on $80,000 bond. Jacob Sinclair, 18, was charged with burglary, stealing and property damage. He remains jailed on $95,000 bond.