August 06, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Ryan S. Smith Charged With Burglary

Ryan S. Smith, 27, of Springfield has been charged with 16-counts of 2nd degree burglary and one count of 1st degree burglary. Smith went on a crime spree of burglaries starting in June and ending with his arrest on July 9, 2009. Smith was released from jail pending the filing of charges.

The burglaries were committed during the day, and the majority of the burglaries were committed by Smith kicking in the front door. The crimes were usually committed between 1:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. A variety of items were taken in the burglaries including money, jewelry, and electronic items such as X-boxes, video games, and cameras. The vast majority of Smith’s burglaries occurred in the southwest part of the city. Some of the property taken in the burglaries has been recovered; however, a majority of the property has not been located.

Smith was arrest on a Greene County warrant on July 30, 2009. Springfield Police are continuing the investigations.

SPD Case Number: 09-29261

Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 417-864-1754; Release authorized by: Major Kevin Routh

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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