Crime

Breaking News: Amber Alert Cancelled - Child Found Safe

3:30 p.m.

The Amber Alert has been cancelled. 
Demi Grant has been located safe in St. Louis City along with the suspect's vehicle.  The suspect, Brian Grant, is still at large.

1:21 p.m.

Clayton, Mo. - Police are searching for 23-year-old Brian Grant, brown eyes, 5'10" and weighting 150 lbs after forcibly taking 10-month-old.

The child was last seen at VANITY FAIR RD CLAYTON, MO and is believed to be in danger.

McFerrin Remains At Large After Tip Leads To Dead End

Pictured is 36-year-old Joshua McFerrin who remains at large.

Berger, Mo. - Joshua McFerrin remains at large after the Missouri State High Patrol received a tip that McFerrin was at a residence last night off Diederich Road near Berger, Mo.

The manhunt for McFerrin began Saturday night after he left Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo.  McFerrin was the driver who caused Saturday evening's deadly car accident, resulting in the death of two people.

Union Man Holds Gun To Daughters Throat

Union, Mo. - After receiving a report that Michael Zweifel, 51-years-old, grabbed his daughter by the hair and then held a handgun next to her throat, Franklin County deputies responded to the 3000 block of Sunset Lane where the incident had occurred.

Late Saturday night at approximately 11:45 p.m. deputies responded to the area, located about four miles south of Union, Mo.

According to Sheriff Gary Toelke after deputies arrived on the scene they determined that a male and female at the residence were watching the grandchildren of their daughter.  It was alleged there was a party at the residence for another family member while the grandchildren were there.

AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: 8 year-old Luvell Maurice Dukes found

UPDATE 3:26 p.m.: Luvell Maurice Dukes has been found safe and is with the Bel Nor Police Department.

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The Bel Nor Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for 8-year-old Luvell Maurice Dukes abducted Thursday, May 30 from his school.
 
Police said Von Thomas Harrell, 30, is suspected of taking the boy. 

Quick News Now spoke with Bel Nor Police Chief Scott Ford who stated Harrell has an extensive criminal record.

Ford also said Harrell went to the boy's school with a fake birth certificate to pick up the child.
 

New Haven Women Failed Attempts Of Flirting - Steals Wallet - Goes On Credit Card Spending Spree

New Haven, Mo. - Melissa Thomas, 32-years-old of New Haven was arrested earlier this month after taking a St. Louis man’s wallet and going on a credit card spending spree.

According to Assistant Police Chief Dan Terry the victim returned to New Haven the following day once he noticed numerous charges on his credit card, one being at the BP gas station.

While speaking with an employee at the BP, Thomas was spotted pulling into the parking lot.  Thomas entered the store and attempted to redeem a BP card in exchange for cash, when she noticed the victim.  Thomas ran out of the store and took off in her car.

The whole incident began the night before at a local bar.

New Haven Police Department Releases Crackdown Arrest Numbers

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

During the recent Youth DWI Enforcement Campaign, the New Haven Police Department made one arrest for an intoxicated driver.

Officers made a total of 99 traffic stops and issued the following citations: six speeding tickets, two stop sign violations, one ticket for Careless and Imprudent Driving, and two for Failure to maintain insurance.

High Speed Chase Ends In Shots Being Fired

The photo above was posted on Twitter by Darin Copeland.  Below is an aerial map illustrating approximately where the photo was taken in relation to where police finally stopped the vehicle.

UPDATED:
Eureka Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Franklin County, St. Louis County, and Eureka Police were involved in a high speed pursuit that initiated in Stanton, Mo. before ending in a subdivision in Eureka, Mo.

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke confirmed that several shots were fired by law enforcement once the vehicle stopped and the driver was transported from the scene by ambulance.  No word on whether or not the suspect sustained injuries or what the reason for him being transported is.

Sheriff Toelke spoke with QuickNewsNow earlier this evening about the high speed pursuit his deputies were involved in after the MSHP requested their assistance.

Parent arrested for bringing narcotics to school

Pacific, Mo. - Tuesday morning, Franklin County Deputies took a subject into custody at Nike Elementary School for driving while revoked, after witnesses noticed a “small baggie” fall from the parent’s pocket the previous morning.

Nike School is part of the Meramec Valley R-3 School District in Pacific.

On Monday, April 29, deputies were made aware of a situation at Nike School in Catawissa relating to possible narcotics activity.

Washington Man Flees After Police Chase - Suspect Apprehended In Man Hunt

St. Clair, Mo. – Late Monday morning 36-year-old David Utz from Washington, Mo. was taken into custody after breaking into a vehicle, which led to Franklin County deputies chasing the suspect earlier in the morning around 6:05 a.m.

The police chase began after a resident on Elmwood Church Road off of Highway 47, approximately 12 miles south of St. Clair, reported seeing someone tampering with her vehicle.

Facebook Post About Dogs Being Stolen May Not Be Completely Accurate

Krakow, Mo. - Yesterday, the Krakow Veterinary Clinic posted on their Facebook page that there has “been multiple reports of dogs being stolen from the Leslie, Mo. area.”  They also stated that, “They [suspects] have broken into outdoor enclosures, cut fences, etc.”

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke told QuickNewsNow this afternoon, “We had some reports about a van in the Lonedell area about three months ago.  Since then we have only received two reports of missing dogs; one being in the Leslie area.”

The Sheriff’s department has not received any reports of broken outdoor enclosures or cut fences as the Vet Clinic’s Facebook post suggests.  “In no way are we discrediting what was posted on Facebook.  We simply have not received any reports confirming their post” Sheriff Toelke added.

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