The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

May 26, 2012

Joplin police investigate possible abduction

— Joplin police said Saturday they were continuing to investigate a report of a possible abduction stemming from an incident Friday evening.

According to a police statement, officers were dispatched to Steak N Shake, 3315 E. Hammons Blvd., at 6:43 p.m. Friday after a white female around 50 years old with purple hair reportedly jumped out of a vehicle. She then ran up to the restaurant’s drive-through window, pounded on the glass and asked restaurant employees to call 911.

The report states a white male, approximately 50 years of age with brown hair, approached the female and pulled her toward the vehicle. Once they reached the car, both people got in and they drove away.

Officers believe the woman had a minor cut because small amounts of blood were found at the scene.

Police were seeking information about the suspect vehicle, which they identified as a 1990s model Oldsmobile Cutlass or similar model with amounts of trash inside. The car has Missouri plates.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131. 

Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News

Given that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that electronic devices and communications are protected from searches and seizure without a warrant, do you think Missouri needs Amendment 9 added to its constitution?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow