Alleged serial burglar caught in Moniteau County

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 29 2017 Mar 29, 2017 Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:33:00 PM CDT March 29, 2017 in News
By: Lauren Petterson, KOMU Digital Producer

MONITEAU COUNTY - Police caught a Kansas City man who is accused of multiple burglaries across Missouri, Pennsylvania and Arkansas on Wednesday. 

According to a press release, Moniteau County deputies and Jamestown police responded to a call about a burglary at the Watering Hole Bar in Jamestown on Thursday. When an employee came to open the bar, they saw Irvin J. Rill, 59, inside and chased him. 

Rill got in his truck and fled. He ran through a ditch and a fence going south on Highway 87. Deputies found the vehicle at Wingate Ford Road, but no one was in it.

Deputies later found Rill in a wooded area, chased him and took him into custody. They also found tools used in the burglary and a glass smoking device that tested positive for methamphetamines. 

Rill is being held without bond at the Moniteau County Jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary, first-degree property damage, possession of a controlled substance and armed criminal action.

In addition to these charges, Rill is being held on felony warrants for burglary in two other states. Other law enforcement agencies in Missouri have also contacted the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office about crimes that Rill is a possible suspect in within their jurisdictions. 

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