The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested two Auxvasse teens on burglary and drug paraphernalia charges after an investigative traffic stop Sept. 24.
Sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle at Highway 54 and County Road 158 in Auxvasse on an investigative stop. Several occupants were inside the vehicle, and following the investigation, Cameron McCoy, 18, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of second-degree burglary in connection with a previous investigation of several burglaries in Auxvasse. Devin Montcalm, 17, was also arrested fro possession of drug parahernalia at the scene and later gained two counts of second-degree burglary.
County Sheriff Dennis Crane said Montcalm's burglary charges came shortly after the arrest in connection with further investigations.
"They were arrested (for paraphernalia) and we learned about the burglaries later," said Crane. "The burglaries occurred prior to the stop, but we didn't know about some of them that had been reported until later."
This is the second time Montcalm finds himself facing burglary charges in less than a month. On Sept. 7, he and two other Auxvasse teens,17-year-old Patrick Lansing and 18-year-old Jacob Moore, were arrested in a joint investigation between CCSO and the Auxvasse Police Department for several burglaries in the Auxvasse area. Montcalm faced two charges if first degree burglary, two charges of second degree burglary, four charges of stealing and a charge of receiving stolen property.
In light of his most recent arrest, a judge has revoked Montcalm's bond for his previous charges. Montcalm's bond for the burglary and drug paraphernalia charges was set at $10,000, cash only, while McCoy's bond was set at $4,500.
"One of the things we talk about is it's hard to solve burglaries, and yet (burglars) get out on bond and do it again, so we're fighting the same people over and over," said Crane. "That's not a good thing, but it's beyond us. Everyone has a right to bond if the judge sets it. That's some of the frustration we hear from citizens is that we arrest them and we turn them loose... but we don't intentionally do that."