Incident Spotlight – from the Joplin Police Department
On Saturday night (1/20) at 1:46am we received a call about a suspicious male standing in the street at 5th and Picher. He was said to be swinging 2 large sticks. When an officer arrived, they found a male swinging two brooms sticks as either martial arts or exercise. The male was found to have a city warrant and was arrested. In his pockets officers found a bag of meth and a broken meth pipe, resulting in both misdemeanor and felony drug charges. This is a great example of a citizen seeing something and saying something, allowing us to investigate and take action.