Franklin County MO

Franklin County SWAT Providing Assistance In Ferguson

Stock photo courtesy of FCSD.

UNION, Mo. - The Franklin County SWAT Team assisted authorities in Ferguson, Mo last night and will be assisting them once again this evening.

“We will  be providing assistance on an as need basis as the situation continues.  Our participation is the result of a “request” not an order from the Highway Patrol and St. Louis County Police”, said Sheriff Gary Toelke.

Meeting to Explain Livestock Disaster Aid – August 19 In Union, MO

UNION, Mo. - There will be a meeting to explain the Livestock Forage Disaster Program on Tuesday evening August 19, 2014, in the basement of the Union Memorial Auditorium (City Hall) starting at 7:00 pm.

Times were tough for Missouri livestock farmers in 2012, the worst drought in decades. Pastures and hay fields dried up. Feed prices shot up. Worse, federal disaster programs for such times expired earlier.

Congressional passage of the 2014 farm bill reinstates disaster assistance. The new law covers drought and other losses. If you owned eligible livestock as of July 24, 2012 in Franklin County, you may be compensated.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department Receives “People Saving People” Award

Pictured left to right: Dep Cody Lauth, Dep Dave Arflack, Dep Charlie Herwig, Sgt Steve Pelton, Cpl Mike Richardson, Dep Delbert Bullock, and Sheriff Gary Toelke. (Photo courtesy of Franklin County Sheriff's office.)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - The Missouri Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council (LETSAC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region 7 office has selected the Franklin County Traffic Safety Unit as a “People Saving People” award winner this year for the Public Safety category.

Argument Escalates Into One Man Stabbed Twice In The Back

VILLA RIDGE, Mo. - Friday night at approximately 10:00 PM, a Franklin County deputy was parked at the stop light at Hwy 47 and 50 in Union when he witnessed a vehicle run the stop light at a high rate of speed.

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke wait that the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but they continued to the Union Ambulance building. 

Upon approaching the vehicle it was determined that the driver had been stabbed and was seeking medical attention.

The victim told police that he had been visiting a residence in Villa Ridge when he was stabbed by a subject later identified as Isaiah Burr. 

Missing Timber Wolf Safely Captured By Owner

ROBERTSVILLE, Mo. - This morning Franklin County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Copland said  they received information at approximately 9:00 a.m. that the gray timber wolf, which had been on the loose since for nearly a month has been recaptured by its owner.

According to Copland, the timber wolf was captured in a snare trap set by the wolf’s owner in the Robertsville, Mo. area.

BREAKING NEWS: Missing Children Found Unharmed After Massive 4 Hour Search

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -  According to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, at approximately 3:20 p.m. this afternoon they received a report that two 13-year-old children had gone missing from a camp ground in western Franklin County.

Franklin County Deputies, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Conservation Agents, firefighters from several departments responded, along with air support provided by the St. Louis County Police immediately began searching for the two missing children.

Toelke said in a statement that two families from Jefferson County were camping at the Little Indian Creek Camp Ground off Hwy K in southwestern Franklin County.

UPDATED: Deputy Avoids Head-On Crash Results In High Speed Chase

UPDATED: 3:43 P.M.
-Franklin County Prosecutor, Bob Parks, issued charges today against Robert Bean of Lonedell in relation to yesterday's high-speed pursuit.

Bean has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and DWI.  His bond has been set at $40,000.00 cash only.

Wed. July 2 at 8:55 p.m. - This morning Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said that Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m., a Franklin County Deputy was traveling west on Hwy O near St. Mary’s Road Intersection. 

Voters Must Register By July 9 For August Primary - Clerk Urges Voters To Update Address Changes

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - Residents of Franklin County that have not registered to vote and wish to cast their ballot in the August 5, 2014, Primary Election must be registered to vote no later than July 9, 2014.

Also, any registered voter of Franklin County who has changed their address are also urged by Debbie Door, County Clerk, to contact the clerk’s office or other agency conducting voter registration and complete a change of address card by the July 9th deadline in order to save time at the polls on election day.