Burglary suspects charged in separate OPD investigations

By Dave Marner, Managing Editor
Posted 4/27/22

Two men are charged in separate felony burglary investigations conducted by Owensville police since Thursday.

Early Monday morning, Owensville Police Department’s Amanda Jensen responded to …

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Burglary suspects charged in separate OPD investigations

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Two men are charged in separate felony burglary investigations conducted by Owensville police since Thursday.

Early Monday morning, Owensville Police Department’s Amanda Jensen responded to a Lakeside Book Company-owned building at East Springfield and Ash after a nearby resident reported seeing someone entering the former Mid-Missouri Graphics building. Jensen entered the building and found Keegan Meadows inside. 

“Meadows was arrested and was found to be in possession of tools used to commit burglary,” according to a release from Owensville police. “Meadows was questioned and he admitted to be looking for copper and wire that he could sell.”

Meadows was charged Monday in a felony Gasconade County warrant alleging second-degree burglary, a class D felony, and possession of burglary tools, an E felony. A $5,000 cash or surety bond was set.

City policeman Brenn Finley on the evening of April 21 responded to the H&M Storage facility behind a local auto body business and found a screwdriver lodged into a door track. Finley made entry and found a man, identified as Zachariah Duggan, 41, of Union, hiding inside a storage unit. Duggan identified himself, was arrested, and transported to the Osage County Jail in Linn pending a warrant application.

Det. Rob Green continued with the investigation Friday morning and learned Duggan had five warrants outstanding for his arrest including one for an alleged probation violation from Crawford County which required he be held without bond.

Duggan, who is currently on probation for second-degree burglary and first-degree property damage, was charged in a new Gasconade County warrant on allegations of burglary and property damage, both second-degree offenses, with a $20,000 cash or surety bond required.

Green noted that all of the officers in the police department have taken reports of storage unit burglaries and have been working together to investigate each incident. 

“There are more storage unit burglaries that are currently open investigations and I hope these investigations will also be solved upon evidence analysis results,” said Green on Monday. “I would like to thank the Gasconade County Prosecutor’s Office for their quick response in obtaining the warrant on Duggan in reference to last night’s incident.”