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CALDWELL -- A Middleton man believed to be involved in a theft ring operating in Ada and Canyon counties was arrested Monday and charged with felony grand theft.

The Canyon Sheriff s Office says 32-year-old Travis Mecham is tied to at least seven thefts in Canyon County, and several others are under investigation in neighboring counties. The total loss of the stolen items is estimated at around $25,000.

Since Friday, investigators served multiple search warrants at a home on the 9300 block of Highway 44 and recovered around $8,000 in stolen property. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending.

Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to contact the Canyon County Sheriff s Office at 454-7480.

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