Several vehicles were broken into or vandalized in Newton County this week.

Several vehicles were broken into or vandalized in Newton County this week.
A resident in the 15100 block of Heron Drive summoned a deputy at 4:34 p.m. upon noticing a pickup was broken into and an air compressor and generator valued at $639 had been stolen. An estimated $500 damage was done to the steering column in an apparent attempt to hot wire the vehicle.
En route to work, a resident of the 2700 block of Briaroaks Lane near Joplin noticed items from the center console were on the passenger floor of the pickup and when he opened the console he discovered his Glock 19 9mm firearm was missing. The vehicle was locked at the residence, the owner insisted as he called the sheriff's office when he arrived at work at 6:40 a.m., but there were no signs of forced entry.
An unlocked vehicle parked in the 11100 block of Helenben Road near Joplin was entered and the owner reported at 9:30 a.m. Monday that a Nikon camera and case, lens and attachments valued at $1,321 was stolen.
Walt's Tractor summoned a deputy to their 24817 East Missouri Highway 86 facility in Stark City at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday when the owner found 43 valve stems had been punctured on various vehicles. At $6 per, he calculated damages of $258 to trucks, trailers, UTVs and Grasshopper mowers.

Joshua Joseph Ryan, 28 of Diamond was arrested on warrants and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia after being contacted by a deputy last Thursday. The deputy stopped the vehicle at Main Stop, 320 East Main Street in Neosho, when he saw Ryan in the vehicle and knew he had an active warrant. Ryan was found in possession of a bag containing used syringes and a metal spoon with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.