Sheriff Larry Fowler said Jerry L. Weeks, 34, of Weatherford was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 13, in connection with the case.
The theft was initially reported late last week when the victim stated a package had been stolen from his property off FM 920.
Weeks was identified as a suspect in the case through the investigation and identified by security surveillance footage.
Sheriff’s investigators interviewed Weeks, who implicated himself in numerous thefts taking place throughout Parker, Wise and Tarrant counties.
Parker County sheriff’s investigators located a local hotel room rented by Weeks which contained a large amount of suspected stolen property. Weeks told investigators he “found” a large portion of the property in a trash bin located at a storage facility in Wise County.
Weeks identified at least 10 Parker County residences where he stole packages which were delivered to the victims’ residences from UPS and FedEx. Weeks also told investigators he sold a large portion of the stolen items for drugs and money. Most of the recovered packages’ packing labels had been removed making it difficult to locate the original owners.
Fowler said victims are welcome to contact the sheriff’s office in hopes of identifying their stolen items.
Some of the items are ammunition, jewelry, clothing, electronics, guitars, a trumpet, iPhones, rodeo equipment, toys, cosmetics, hunting equipment, souvenirs, home decorations, printer paper and ink, crafts, oil field tools, cleaning supplies and a pipeline Geo phone.
Weeks told investigators that, after he stole the packages, he threw some of the items away because they were useless to him.
“He told our investigators he could not believe some of the items people would purchase through the mail,” Fowler said.
The sheriff added that the investigation is currently ongoing, and additional charges are pending for a second suspect who he believes assisted Weeks in the thefts.
Weeks was released later Wednesday on a $2,500 bond.