Crime

Two Union School Students Found Carrying A Knife – One Reportedly Made A Threat

Correction: It was no indicated whether the 16-year-old female was in high school or middle school.

UNION, Mo. –Union Police Chief Norman Brune said in a statement Monday evening that two Union School students were found carrying a knife at school on Monday.

A 16-year-old female was found to be in possession of a folding pocketknife after it was reported to the School Resource Officer that she had threatened a student on the bus after school this past Friday (Oct. 17).

Investigation in this incident is still on going.

Attempted Child Abduction Near Union Middle School

UNION, Mo – Monday afternoon Union Police Chief Norman Brune said in a statement that a 13-year-old white male of Union MO, reported today that last Friday (Oct. 17) a white male in a bluish or black colored van was following him as he walked west bound on West End Drive near the Union Middle School just west of Westmoreland Blvd approximately one hour after school let out.

According to Chief Brune the victim stated the driver of the van, possibly a while male between 30 to 40 years of age with a small beard (possibly a goatee) bald or with short hair wearing blue jeans and a black shirt asked him if he needed a ride.

Driver Of Tractor Trailer Shot At From Behind - Headrest Stops Bullet

PACIFIC, Mo. - Last Friday (October 10) at approximately 8:15 PM, deputies received a call in reference to an assault that occurred in the area of I-44 near the Pacific exit. Eureka Police contacted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and advised they were out with a tractor trailer that was shot by a passing motorist near the 257 mile marker on east bound 44.

It was reported that St. Louis County Police were with the suspects in the area of I-44 and the 270 interchange, Sherriff Gary Toelke stated in a press release from this morning.

Franklin County Bomb Squad Responds To Londell School For Suspicious Package

UPDATED:1:05 P.M.
Londell, Mo.
- This morning Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke released a statement regarding to their response for a report of a suspicious package at the Londell School.

Sheriff Toelke said that at approximately 8:00 AM this morning Franklin County Deputies responded to the Lonedell School in reference to a suspicious package on the school parking-lot.

Operation Roadhouse - Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Trafficking In Paddlefish

Photo courtesy of MDC.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.

During March and April 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation conducted a covert investigation, “Operation Roadhouse,” centered on an area known as the Roadhouse in Warsaw. As part of the covert operation, state and federal officers operated a paddlefish snagging business. Covert officers also sold paddlefish to people who were interested in buying them.

Gov. Nixon Issues Statement About Last Night's Terrorizing Acts And Deployment Of National Guard To Ferguson

Photo courtesy of Governor's office. Guard’s mission limited in scope; tasked with protecting the Unified Command Center so law enforcement can protect peaceful protestors, citizens and property.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The following is a statement from Gov. Jay Nixon regarding the ongoing situation in Ferguson, MO:

“Last night, Ferguson, Missouri experienced a very difficult and dangerous night as a result of a violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community.  As long as there are vandals and looters and threats to the people and property of Ferguson, we must take action to protect our citizens. 

Following Coordinated Attacks On Civilians And Law Enforcement Missouri National Guard Deployed To Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Early this morning Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.

“Last night, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk", said Gov. Nixon.

Gov. Nixon announces Missouri State Highway Patrol will take the lead on security responsibilities in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov.  Jay Nixon yesterday announced that the Missouri State Highway Patrol would immediately begin directing supervision of security responsibilities in the city of Ferguson. The Governor said those efforts would be under the supervision of Troop C Commander Capt. Ron Johnson, who grew up in north St. Louis County.

The Governor made the announcement at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in north St. Louis County, where he was joined by Capt. Johnson and by St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and area legislators. Earlier today he participated in a meeting of the Clergy Coalition and also went to some of the sites in Ferguson that have been hit by civil unrest since the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday, including the site of the shooting. Gov. Nixon also spoke directly with President Obama today about the situation.

Nixon Responds About Release Of Ferguson Police Officer’s Name Involved In Shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the statement below after the Ferguson Police Department provided information about the officer involved in the shooting on Saturday of Michael Brown.

“I’m pleased that the people of Ferguson and the region began to get some long-overdue information today, and I will continue to call for openness and transparency as the parallel investigations into this tragedy proceed to their necessary conclusions."

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