SIKESTON -- Several incidents in Sikeston the past week have left officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety busy.
According to DPS Director Drew Juden, officers and detectives arrested an Iowa man in a stolen vehicle from Colorado about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. According to the incident report, the man was found sitting in the stolen car at the Days Inn parking lot. The vehicle was reported stolen Halloween night in Colorado. Two sets of Iowa license plates were also found in the car at the time of the man's arrest.
At about 11 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an alarm call at the South Pointe Shopping Center and when they arrived saw a subject running between Arby's and Southside One Stop. After further investigation officers found that the convenience store had been broken into. While checking the area, officers found the subject hiding in the trash area behind Arby's. The suspect was taken into custody and the stolen property was recovered where he was hiding.
Two juveniles have also been arrested in connection with the distribution of Adderall, an amphetamine, at the Sikeston Junior High School. According to reports filed by school resource officers, one subject brought prescribed medication to school and passed it to another student who then passed it to several more students. The Scott County Juvenile office will charge the two juveniles for distributing the Adderall with the Class A felony of distribution of a controlled substance on school property.
Detectives also reported that a carhop at Sonic Drive-Inn on South Main and her boyfriend were arrested after a robbery of $300 on Nov. 13. After the robbery was reported to police, several inconsistencies were noted during the initial report and interviews conducted by detectives, which led to subsequent admissions from the arrestees.
At present none of the names can be released pending the filing of formal charges on all of the subjects through the New Madrid County Prosecutor's office.