A 29-year-old man is facing a felony theft charge after allegedly stealing a laptop computer and an iPad from a Joplin day care center, according to police.
Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said officers were called shortly before noon Wednesday to Little Critters Daycare at 2106 S. Main St. An employee reported that a man who had walked into the day care had taken the items off a couch and fled.
Officers found two men a short distance away and arrested one of them, Rosario J.V. Caruso, 324 N. Connor Ave., Apartment 4. Caruso was charged with felony stealing.
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Man charged with arson in Pittsburg house fire
A 30-year-old suspect has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that erupted Tuesday inside a house in Pittsburg where a domestic disturbance was in progress.
Webb City man granted probation in assault case
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Motorcyclist dies after accident on Range Line
The driver of a motorcycle involved in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday died later, Joplin police said in a statement.
Kansas man to serve term in Missouri prison
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A Jasper County judge assessed a Kansas City man five years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to two felony drug counts in a drugs and weapon case.
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A judge ordered two Newton County Jail inmates bound over for trial Tuesday on charges that they sexually assaulted a third inmate with a shampoo bottle and a tube of toothpaste.
Defendant to be tried on charge of pulling knife on ER doctor
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Neosho woman hurt in accident on Highway 60
A Neosho woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 12:05 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 60, a half-mile west of Neosho in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Police probing assault, robbery case in Joplin
Police are investigating a 44-year-old man’s report that he was beaten and robbed Saturday night at a residence on West Fifth Street in Joplin.
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