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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Public info leads to man arrested for burglary

  • Information provided by the public helped lead to the arrest of a Salem man in connection with a business that was burglarized and damaged earlier this month. Benjamin F. Johnson, 43, of Salem, was arrested Monday on warrants for second-degree burglary and property damage, according to a news release from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.
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  • Information provided by the public helped lead to the arrest of a Salem man in connection with a business that was burglarized and damaged earlier this month.
    Benjamin F. Johnson, 43, of Salem, was arrested Monday on warrants for second-degree burglary and property damage, according to a news release from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.
    Johnson was placed in the Phelps County Jail, and his bond was set at $100,000.
    According to the sheriff’s office, Phelps County deputies were dispatched on Jan. 16 to a business in the 17000 block of State Route 72 for a reported burglary.
    During the investigation it was discovered that someone made entry into the business and stole tools and currency. Deputies also found damaged property valued at $3,500.
    The suspect, Johnson, was identified through the efforts of Phelps County deputies, the Salem Police Department, Dent County Sheriff’s Department and people in both Phelps and Dent counties.
    Phelps County Sheriff Rick Lisenbe wants to thank the individuals in both counties for providing information that led to Johnson’s arrest.

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