Many times, the suspects will go to homes where it appears that nobody is home. They will knock on the front door. If anyone answers the door, then they will ask for someone and when they are told that the person does not live there, they leave. If nobody answers the door then the suspects will many times go to the rear of the residence and find a way to enter the home.
If citizens encounter this type of situation, they are encouraged to call the Joplin Police Department or their local law enforcement immediately. Provide a description of the suspect(s) along with the direction that they are travelling. Do not try to detain anyone.
Anyone with any information on possible suspects is encouraged to contact Detective Josh Myers at (417) 623-3132, Ext. 352. Citizens may also submit any information on our website under "Reports and Activities/Wanted Persons."
Information may also be given to Crime Stoppers at (417) 782-TIPZ (8479) or through their web-site here.