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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Police respond to burglary in progress

  • Shawnee police responded to a possible burglary in progress at a Shawnee home on a busy residential street Thursday morning, where they detained several people at the scene before making one arrest involving a stolen vehicle.
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  • Shawnee police responded to a possible burglary in progress at a Shawnee home on a busy residential street Thursday morning, where they detained several people at the scene before making one arrest involving a stolen vehicle.
     
    Chief Russell Frantz said day shift officers responded to the home at 1016 N. Broadway about 8:20 a.m. The occupant of that home, who was watching his home from a distance, called police to report a burglary in progress and indicated several people were trying to get into his home, call notes show.
     
    Police arrived at the scene and detained many as they sorted out details at the scene.
     
    Frantz said one suspect, Montiel Edmondson, 31, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Seminole County along with a new complaint.
     
    As officers worked the scene, Frantz said police recovered a stolen vehicle that was traced back to the suspect so he was arrested on a complaint of possession of stolen vehicle. Formal charges have not been filed.
     
    Edmondson was being held Thursday night in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center and is expected to make a court appearance for setting of bond today.
     
    Along with having the outstanding warrant, Edmondson is currently on probation for an Oklahoma County criminal case, Frantz said.
     
    A police report outlining the incident wasn't yet completed for release late Thursday, but officers indicated no other arrests were made.
     
    The reported burglary in progress was the second similar call in two days.
     
    In an unrelated case Wednesday, day shift officers responded to a burglary in progress call at 624 S. Broadway.
     
    In that incident, the homeowner reported a vagrant had broken into his home and was sleeping in a bedroom. The homeowner confronted the suspect, who fled.
     
    When police responded, the fleeing suspect was tracked down and taken into custody for breaking and entering.
     
    According to the report, a relative of the suspect may have formerly lived in that home, which has been under new ownership for about six months.
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