The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

April 25, 2013

Joplin man arrested after woman reports attempted burglary

A young mother’s quick reaction to an attempted burglary of her home in the middle of the night led to the arrest and charging of a suspect, according to Joplin police.

Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said a 26-year-old woman heard a noise at her house on West 19th Street about 1:10 a.m. Wednesday and spotted an intruder climbing in through a bedroom window.

Niess said the woman grabbed her child, fled to a neighbor’s house and called police. Officers located a suspect a short distance away and took him into custody, Niess said.

Shawn M. Simmons, 20, 1618 S. Virginia Ave., was charged with first-degree burglary. Niess said it turned out that the woman knew the suspect, but he had no right to be entering her home through a window in the middle of the night.

1
Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News
Sports
Facebook
Poll

Do you plan on voting in the Aug. 5 elections being held in Missouri and Kansas?

Yes
No
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction