BOONVILLE–The Boonville Police Department is investigating a string of robberies that may be connected. One person is in custody pending an investigation.
On Wednesday Boonville Police Sgt. James Deckard and Cpl. Kim Fizer were dispatched to a location at 319 Ashley Road in reference to a burglary. During the investigation it was determined that the owner of the building had been notified that there was a problem with lights inside the building. Upon their arrival to the business they were confronted by a white male inside the building who then fled on foot from the area.
While Cpl. Fizer investigated the crime scene, Sgt. Deckard searched for the suspect. A suspect was subsequently located walking on Ashley Road where he was taken into custody. The suspect was later identified by the witness.
The suspect is a white male age 36 from Pennsylvania who was in town working as a contractor on a local cellular telephone tower. He is in custody at the Cooper County Detention Center pending formal charges being filed by the Cooper County Persecuting Attorney’s Office.
The suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Later the same morning the BPD was notified of another burglary at 321 Ashley Road where an undetermined amount of money was stolen.
The BPD believe both burglaries are related and the investigation is continuing.
Boonville Police Chief Welliver would like to thank the building owner and the officer’s for their efforts in solving these crimes.