Suspicious Person Arrested on Weapons Charge


Joshua Jones

On 03-15-17, at approx 11:30 am, Officers responded to the 2100 blk of Clarinda in reference to a suspicious person possibly breaking into vehicles. Officers made contact with the reporting party who advised that she had found a white male in a black coat, carrying a backpack and duffle bag, inside her vehicle while it was in her garage.  When she confronted him, he walked off eastbound.  While checking the area, officers were waved down by another citizen who stated that there was a strange man sitting in the backyard of another residence a few houses away.  Officers located him and he matched the description given by the original reporting party.  The male was identified as 25 year old Joshua Jones.  Investigation found Jones, not an LTC holder, to have 2 handguns in holsters strapped to his chest/midsection, both with the serial numbers obliterated.  Jones was arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  • Unlawful Carrying of Weapons (x2)
  • Tampering with Identification Numbers (x2)

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