The Hannibal Police Department has been busy with a string of burglaries in the city.

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Warrants were issued from the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County for Dustin Pagett, 30 of Hannibal for tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. Wednesday morning Pagett was found driving a utility cart through Sodalis Nature Preserve. When a Hannibal and Parks employee tried to stop Paget he processed to continue to drive through the reserve. He was finally stopped by the Hannibal Police Department and taken into custody.

Upon his arrest, he was found in possession of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, and the utility cart had been reported stolen the previous. Pagett remains in the Marion County Jail and his bond was set at $25,000.

Also arrested on Wednesday, July 13 21-year-old homeless man Daywan Taylor. Taylor was charged with first-degree burglary and resisting arrest after residents called police when they believed someone had entered their business which is located below the residence in the 100 block of Noth Main St. Officers saw Taylor walking in the area of North St and MO 70 and taken into custody, along with another male seen at the business.

Taylor was found in possession of the stolen items from the business and that's when detectives went to several other locations and recovered all of the property that had been stolen from the business. The male who was arrested with Taylor was questioned and released. Taylor’s bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only. He remains in the Marion County Jail.

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