Two men arrested for area burglaries

Two men were arrested for three commercial burglaries and one residential burglary in the Lake Area on Aug. 11, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff ’s Department reported in a recent news release that in the early morning hours of Aug. 10, their office received a report of a commercial burglary at the Family Center located in Versailles. Deputy Justin Stark and Det. Jason Yeager arrived and began to process the scene.

The Family Center allegedly had been entered after the two men cut a section of the metal roof away and damaged the alarm counter measures. Once access was gained, the individuals allegedly removed items from a jewelry case and left through the same opening, the release stated.

A broadcast through Morgan County Dispatch alerted Mid-Missouri law enforcement agencies of the incident and asked to notify with similar burglaries.

Lt. Bill Edburg, detective with Lake Ozark Police Department, responded and advised of a burglary in his jurisdiction that appeared to be similar in nature, the release stated. The suspects allegedly took more than $3,000 in merchandise to include sterling silverware, knives and coins.

Eldon Police Det. Brian Kidwell also responded and advised that the City of Eldon had also suffered a commercial burglary.

On Aug. 11, Det. Yeager, along with Deputy Jennifer Hees, responded to Lake Ozark Police Department with its evidence and information, and began a joint investigation with Lt. Bill Edburg, the release stated. Two suspects in the case were arrested. The suspects are identified as Joshua Sabin, 18, Versailles, and Micheal Dickson, 31, from the Horseshoe Bend area.

Morgan County Sheriff ’s Office and Lake Ozark Police Department recovered all of the stolen items from a home in Camden County and have cleared three commercial burglaries involving Miller and Morgan counties, the release stated.

While inventorying the evidence recovered, in a previous investigation deputies located two pieces of automotive electronics that fit some items that belong to Weaver’s Tires, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputy Yeager contacted Weaver’s and confirmed the items belonged to them. They advised that the items were in the office area, new in a box the night/morning Weaver’s Tire burned, Deputy Yeager interviewed Sabin in reference to the theft and the shop being burned. Sabin advised they did allegedly break in and steal these items but Dickson is the one that burned the building due to possible evidence, the department reported.

A full confession from Sabin describing the theft and arson was gathered. Both Sabin and Dickson are being held in the Morgan County Adult Detention Center.

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