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Monday, May 25, 2015
Unsolved cases
Unsolved cases: Bonnie Huffman
The smoking gun is made of plastic. An unnamed witness who claims to know what happened that night is afraid to talk. And the physical evidence is long gone. The question of who killed Bonnie Huffman, a pretty young schoolteacher whose body was discovered 55 years ago in an overgrown drainage ditch in Cape Girardeau County, has been hailed as one of Missouri's most baffling unsolved murder mysteries...
Unsolved cases: Cheryl Scherer
Scherer, a 19-year-old whose family lived on a farm in old Illmo, Mo., was abducted 30 years ago during an apparent robbery of the Rhodes Pump-Ur-Own-Service station where she worked on Main Street in Scott City. It was late morning on April 17, 1979, when Scherer was working, and had just called her mother, Olevia Scherer, to chat, inquiring about what was for dinner...
Case files
Case files: Timothy W. Krajcir
Name: Timothy W. Krajcir Age: 64 Current location: Stateville Correctional Center, Stateville, Ill. Born: Eastern Pennsylvania Crimes: Arrested: Dec. 10, 2008 Convicted: April 4, 2008 Sentence: 13 life sentences Prior criminal history: Rape, child molestation...
Case files: Russell Earl Bucklew
Russell Earl Bucklew Age: 41 Location: Missouri Department of Corrections: Potosi Correctional Center Sentence: Death plus 60 years Charges: first-degree murder, forcible rape, burglary, kidnapping, armed criminal action Victim: Michael L. Sanders, killed March 21, 1996...
Fallen officers
Donald Henry Crittendon: Patrol officer Age: 24 Date of death: March 21, 1961 Badge number: 23 Crittendon died of wounds he sustained during a gun battle that occurred less than two hours before his resignation as a Cape Girardeau officer would have become effective...
Headlines
New Hamburg man briefly jailed for domestic assault charge (05/25/15)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- A New Hamburg man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of domestic assault. Corey T. Crump, 22, of New Hamburg, was charged with a felony charge of second-degree domestic assault. On Saturday, a Scott County sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a woman who had been assaulted that morning, a news release stated. ...
Suspect in killing of woman, teen son shot dead (05/24/15)
Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said. Law enforcement officers killed James Barton Horn Jr., 47, at a state wildlife area in western Missouri, south of Knob Noster, Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom said...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/24/15 (05/24/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Two 15-year-old boys were arrested for assault. n Jeremy N. King, 38, 1208 S. Sprigg St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear for a traffic offense...
Jackson police report 5/24/15 (05/24/15)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Michael J. Eckstein, 33, 1445 Woodland Drive, No. C, was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. n Robert L. Seabaugh, 25, of Altenburg, Missouri, was issued a summons for failure to register a motor vehicle...
Suspected hit-and-run driver to appear in court soon (05/24/15)
A man involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday that injured a Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School student has been issued several summonses but faces no criminal charges. Adam J. Mouser, 23, of Cape Girardeau was issued summonses for leaving the scene of an accident, having no insurance and driving with a suspended license, Cpl. Darin Hickey of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said...
Police seek public's help in finding person of interest in Jackson robbery (05/24/15)
Two men were in custody, and police were looking for one person of interest after a home-invasion robbery Wednesday in Jackson. The robbery was reported at an apartment complex on Old Toll Road, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department...
Mo. woman who said she was held captive for months found dead; Sedalia house surrounded by police (05/22/15)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Police have surrounded a home looking for the ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found dead Thursday, along with her teenage son, less than a month after the man was charged with holding her captive in a wooden box for months in western Missouri...
Police searching near Notre Dame for home invasion suspect (05/22/15)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department spent several hours Thursday morning working with area police on a search for a suspect believed armed and dangerous. The manhunt took place in the area of Parkwood Lake Estates and Route K, near Notre Dame Regional High School...
Suspected abductor waives extradition (05/22/15)
The suspect arrested in a Cape Girardeau adult abduction case appeared in court Tuesday in Grundy County, Illinois. Jeffery Lazier, 43, of Coal City, Illinois, was taken into custody May 15 in Yorkville, Illinois. He is accused of kidnapping a woman from Cape County Park South in Cape Girardeau on May 12 and sexually assaulting her...
Local officers honored at Respect for Law dinner (05/22/15)
Tables were packed Thursday night at the VFW hall in Cape Girardeau as law-enforcement officials were honored at the Evening Optimists' annual Respect for Law dinner and awards ceremony. In his keynote address, senior special agent David Diveley of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said this is the most chaotic time for law enforcement since the 1960s...
Bloomfield bail bondsman gets 12 years on meth charge (05/22/15)
BENTON, Mo. -- A former Stoddard County bail bondsman was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine. Stanley Leon Clark Sr. of Dexter, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday to felony second-degree drug trafficking before Presiding Circuit Judge David Dolan in Scott County, according to a news release from Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/22/15 (05/22/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n A suspect was in custody pending formal charges of resisting arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. n Timmy L. Burton, 54, of Mounds, Illinois, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to register as a sex offender...
Jackson police report 5/22/15 (05/22/15)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Gary W. Rainey, 32, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana under 35 grams and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. n Joshua T. Volkerding, 21, 3397 Route Y, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia...
Jackson police initiative leads to multiple arrests (05/21/15)
A crime-prevention saturation event late last week led to several arrests in Jackson. The Jackson Police Department Special Response Team and Jackson Police Department Patrol Division conducted a crime prevention saturation Thursday and Friday, according to a news release from the department...
Man accused in beating, theft (05/21/15)
A Cape Girardeau man has been charged in a March 31 beating and theft on North Middle Street. Online court documents show Jesse Boyer, 34, has been charged with one count each of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. A witness told police a man later identified as Boyer struck the victim in the head with a gun and ran toward a house on North Frederick Street, according to a probable-cause statement filed in the case...
Map database
Find out where crime happens in Cape Girardeau
Our interactive crime database features a map that shows you where police have received reports of crime in Cape Girardeau. Click below to access the map.
Cape Girardeau Police Department makes many changes in 150 years since creation
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of Cape Girardeau Police Department in 1859, when it consisted of a captain, a lieutenant and six officers. Since then, the department, now made up of 75 officers, has gone through a number of changes, including in its staff size, headquarters and role in the community...
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