January 14, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Burglary Suspect Arrested

Herbert H. Schweigert, 59, of Springfield was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary today by the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office. Schweigert was arrested this morning just after 1:15 a.m. when he was caught breaking into a business in the 500 block of E. Kearney.

Pat Kynion owner of several buildings in the 500 block of E. Kearney was in one of her buildings this morning when she heard glass shatter and someone enter the building. She called 911 and when the police arrived they found Schweigert inside the business.

Several businesses in the 500 block of E. Kearney have been the target of burglaries since the first of the year, and dating back to April of 2008. Police are continuing their investigation.

SPD Case Number: 10-1721
Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 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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