August 11, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Man Arrested at CU for Burglary, Sexual Misconduct

The Springfield Police Department arrested a man for Sexual Misconduct and Burglary. John A. Kreider, 32, was arrested after he entered the City Utilities Building located at 301 E. Central. Kreider entered the building and gained access to a secured level of the building through the use of a controlled access elevator.

Kreider then entered the women’s bathroom in the secured area where he was found standing naked and masturbating. A female employee observed Kreider and contacted security. Kreider was detained by security, until Springfield Police Officers arrived and arrested him without incident.

Springfield Police Detectives later spoke to Kreider at the Greene County jail, and presented formal charges to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office. The Prosecutor’s Office later filed the charges of First Degree Burglary and Second Degree Sexual Misconduct.

SPD Case Number: 11-33857
Media Contact: Officer David T. Snider, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lieutenant Roger Moore

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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
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd