Missoula Man Tries to Steal From Home Depot, Gets Caught With Meth
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On October 24, 2022, Missoula Police Department officers were dispatched to Home Depot for a report of a male who was trespassing in the store. The complainant from the store said he had verbally trespassed the male several times for shoplifting.
The complainant was positive about the person’s identity and had a previous photo of him. The complainant also reported that the male had concealed items while in the store. An officer located the male and identified him from prior booking photos. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold picks up the story.
“Officers responded to the report of a male, Robert Glass, trespassing in a store,” Arnold said. “Officers located Glass and spoke with him. Officers learned, through dispatch, that Glass had an arrestable warrant. During the search incident to arrest, officers located a substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine. This case is still under investigation with the Missoula Police Department Detective Division.”
According to court documents, Glass had seven warrants including six appearance warrants and one arrestable warrant. Glass was read his Miranda rights and denied being trespassed, but did admit he had previously been asked to leave the store.
Glass was placed under arrest for his warrants. The officer asked Glass if he could search his bag and Glass consented. Inside the bag were 6 potted plants from the store, with a total value of $43.86.
During a search incident to arrest, officers located a small plastic bag in Glass’ front left pants pocket. The bag contained a white crystalline substance consistent with the shape, size, and color of methamphetamine. Officer Bates tested the substance with a TruNarc device and it did indeed test presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
Glass was transported to the Missoula County Detention Center. He is currently being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, attempted theft third offense, and criminal trespass to property.
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