Purdy Police investigating 2 crimes
Vehicle stolen, softball concession stand damaged
The Purdy Police Department is investigating a pair of crimes that took place in the city recently.
On Jan. 8, at around 10 p.m., a burgundy colored 1998 Toyota Camry was stolen from a residence located 403 Madison St.
Jackie Lowe, Purdy chief, said the owner left the vehicle running to warm it up, and it was stolen.
The Camry was later found abandoned in a heavily wooded area southwest of Purdy near Farm Roads 1050 and 2095.
"We received one tip a female was seen driving the vehicle, but we don't know for sure.," Lowe said. "The vehicle was towed and released to the owner."
Lowe said nothing appeared to be stolen from the vehicle.
On Jan. 11, the police department investigated a burglary at the softball field concession stand.
Approximately $500 worth of damage was done, as someone broke the wooden doors and plexiglass, getting glass inside the stand. However, because the concession stand was empty at the time, nothing was stolen.
"They did a lot of damage to get in, and there was nothing there to steal," Lowe said. "It's more than likely going to be kids."
Anyone with information about the vehicle theft should contact the Purdy Police Department at 417-442-7429 or Barry-Lawrence County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-635-8477.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and filing of charges on felony crimes.
Anyone with any information about the softball concession stand damages can contact the Purdy Police Department or the Purdy school district at 417-442-3216.