Scott City Police make arrests in area burglary cases - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Scott City Police make arrests in area burglary cases

 Two men face charges in connection with burglaries in Scott and Cape Girardeau Counties.

According to the Scott City Police Department, on April 5 officers responded to the 800 block of Fifth Street East for a report of a suspicious vehicle at a vacant residence.

When officers got there, they located the pickup truck next to the residence.

According to Scott City Police, officers tried to make contact with the owner of the vehicle when they observed a subject run away from the residence.

That individual was taken into custody.

While on scene, officers were dispatched to another burglary in progress in the 600 block of East Chestnut Street.

Officers arrived on scene and a witness identified the second subject attempting to gain entry into their house.

When confronted, police say the subject ran away.

Officers canvassed the area, but could not locate the subject.

Both subjects were taken into custody after a lengthy search of the area.

Officers received a call that the second male was hiding in a pool near a residence in the 700 block of 7th Street East.

Officers arrived on scene and took the second subject into custody after police say he resisted the commands of the officers.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined both subjects did not have permission to be on any of the properties.

After searching the residence on 5th Street, officers found a large change dispenser, which contained a large amount of change and cash.

It was later discovered that the machine was stolen from a laundromat in Jackson.

Police say a number of other stolen items were recovered from the truck that was on the scene.

Larry Tanner of Scott City has been charged with possession of stolen property.

Charles F. Depauw of Cape Girardeau faces charges of 1st degree attempted burglary, 2 counts of property damage, receiving stolen property, 1st degree burglary, 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle, 3rd degree assault, and 2nd degree burglary.

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