Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Nevada Police Department Investigate Weekend Business Burglary


Charles E Bishop
The Nevada Police Department are currently conducting an investigation in regards to a weekend business burglary.

On 7/31/16 Nevada Police were contacted by a local business at 400 S. Johnson Dr. in regards to a burglary. Management told police that an employee came in on the morning of the 31st and noticed the business had been burglarized. 


Staff and law enforcement reviewed the video surveillance of the business. It was discovered that multiple subjects wearing clothing items over their face and heads unlawfully entered the building in order to steal an undisclosed amount of money.
Douglas Derry

The Nevada Police conducted follow ups with other local businesses in the area and were able to capture the alleged suspect’s faces on video. Officers presented this information to the management staff of the burglarized business, and they identified one of the subjects as an employee of their establishment.

On 8/2/16 Nevada Police detectives received information from the Lamar, Missouri Police Department that they had arrested one of the suspects on un-related charges and during their investigation they have recovered a large sum of money that belonged to the Nevada business.

Nevada Police responded to Barton County, Missouri and were able to take possession of the stolen property that was recovered by Lamar Police. That property has since been returned to the business where it was stolen from.


One of the suspects has been identified as Nevada resident, 30 year old, Douglas Derry. The Vernon County Associate Court has issued the following warrants; Burglary 2nd degree, class C Felony, Theft/Stealing C, Felony, with a cash bond of $7,500. He is being held in the Vernon County Jail.


The second suspect has been identified as Nevada resident, 28 year old, Charles E Bishop. The Vernon County Associate Court has issued the following warrants for his arrest; Burglary 2nd degree, class C Felony, Theft/Stealing, class C Felony. Cash bond of $7,500. Bishop is still at large and law enforcement officials are looking for him.


If you have any information on the whereabouts of Charles Bishop please contact the Nevada Police Department at 417-448-5100. 


Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.


For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at 417- 448 – 5100.

To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline 417- 448 - 5117. Any and all information will be kept confidential.


Money recovered