Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Law and Order in the Ozarks (Part LVI): Break-ins reported

A front-page story in the May 19 issue of the Newton County Times reports several commercial break-ins and burglaries around the county over the past week. these include one at the Coffman Funeral Home in Jasper, where cash was taken from an office after the thief entered through a maintenance room door and then crawled above the ceiling to reach the office. In addition, the someone broke into the Western Grove IGA and drilled into an ATM there to take about $400. Finally, someone broke in to the Eagle Rock Cafe in Mt. Judea and took about $500 plus several cases of food items. The sheriff is quoted as opining that the crimes do not appear to be related.

The same story reports charges against a man for possession of items used to make methamphetamine. The man was arrested in Jasper on a Harrison Police Dept. warrant, and the contraband was found during an inventory of his vehicle.

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