Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Joplin Police recover truck stolen in Webb City, arrest man on felony warrant

(From the Joplin Police Department)

Incident Spotlight

Yesterday evening at 6:09 p.m. we received a call to A and Jackson of suspicious activity. 

The caller said that a male and female were removing items from a truck and loading them into a car. The caller then said both vehicles were leaving. An officer located the truck at 2nd and Jackson and tried to stop it. The truck turned down an alley and drove away at a high rate of speed. 

The officer followed the dust trail and located the truck parked at 6th and Jackson in the alley. The engine was running with nobody around. The truck was discovered to have been stolen in Webb City and reported just previous to the call. 

Witnesses told officers where the suspect had been seen running, along with a witness who said he gave a panicked male a purple shirt and blue jeans. A perimeter was set and a k9 track was started. 

The male approached an officer on a perimeter and was arrested. He was found to have a felony warrant out of Delaware County, Oklahoma for felon in possession of a firearm. 

Another officer located the second vehicle at 10th and Maiden Lane and stopped it. The female was in possession of a stolen ID belonging to the owner of the truck. She was also a suspended driver and had a glass meth pipe. 

The owner of the truck was called and was able to recover his truck along with a lot of his stolen property from the second vehicle that was stopped at 10th and Maiden Lane. Thank you to all the community members who helped from the start to end with this case.

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